What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on July 27, 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

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

What happened today


At the Battle of Bouvines in France, Philip Augustus of France defeats John of England.

Famous birthdays


Michael Longley, Irish poet.

more events on July 27

  • 2002

    The largest air show disaster in history occurs when a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine, killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others.

  • 1993

    Israeli guns and aircraft pound southern Lebanon in reprisal for rocket attacks by Hezbollah guerrillas.

  • 1981

    William Wyler, director of Ben Hur, dies.

  • 1980

    Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran dies in Cairo, Egypt.

  • 1964

    President Lyndon Johnson sends an additional 5,000 advisers to South Vietnam.

  • 1953

    Representatives of the United Nations, Korea and China sign an armistice at Panmunjom, Korea.

  • 1944

    U.S. troops complete the liberation of Guam.

  • 1940

    Bharati Mukherjee, Indian novelist (The Middleman and Other Stories).

  • 1939

    Michael Longley, Irish poet.

  • 1930

    David Hughes, English novelist (The Horsehair Sofa, The Man Who Invented Tomorrow).

  • 1921

    Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto.

  • 1914

    British troops invade the streets of Dublin, Ireland, and begin to disarm Irish rebels.

  • 1909

    Orville Wright sets a world record for staying aloft in an airplane–one hour, 12 minutes and 40 seconds.

  • 1908

    Joseph Mitchell, writer for The New Yorker.

  • 1906

    Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager.