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What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on July 26, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

more events on July 26

  • 2005

    The shuttle Discovery launches on mission STS-114, marking a return to space after the shuttle Columbia crash of 2003.

  • 1948

    In an Executive Order, President Harry Truman calls for the end of discrimination and segregation in the U.S. armed forces.

  • 1947

    Alan Gordon [Big Al] Anderson, musician, songwriter, member of New Rhythm and Blues Quartet [NRBQ] and The Wildweeds.

  • 1943

    Mick [Michael Phillip] Jagger, musician, member of the Rolling Stones.

  • 1928

    Bernice Rubens, Welsh novelist and filmmaker.

  • Stanley Kubrick, film director (Spartacus, 2001: A Space Odyssey).

  • 1918

    Britain’s top war ace, Edward Mannock, is shot down by ground fire on the Western Front.

  • 1914

    Erskine Hawkins, trumpeter.

  • 1895

    Gracie Allen, actress, wife and foil of George Burns.

  • 1893

    George Grosz, German satiric artist.

  • 1886

    William Gladstone is replaced by Lord Salisbury as Prime Minister of England.

  • 1875

    Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist.

  • 1856

    George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (Pygmalion, Heartbreak House, Major Barbara).

  • 1848

    The French army suppresses the Paris uprising.

  • 1847

    Liberia becomes the first African colony to become an independent state.

  • 1830

    King Charles X of France issues five ordinances limiting the political and civil rights of citizens.

  • 1796

    George Catlin, American artist and author.

  • 1794

    The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus, France.

  • 1790

    An attempt at a counter-revolution in France is put down by the National Guard at Lyons.

  • 1775

    The Continental Congress establishes a postal system for the colonies with Benjamin Franklin as the first postmaster general.

  • 1759

    The French relinquish Fort Ticonderoga in New York to the British under General Jeffrey Amherst.

  • 1758

    British forces capture France’s Fortress of Louisbourg after a seven-week siege.

  • 1529

    Francisco Pizarro receives a royal warrant to “discover and conquer” Peru.

  • 1526

    Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon and colonists leave Santo Domingo for Florida.

  • 657

    Mu’awiya defeats Caliph Ali in the Battle of Siffin in Mesopotamia.