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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 28, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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.

What happened today


A Japanese army lands on the coast of Cochin, China (modern day Vietnam).

Famous birthdays


Bill Bradley, basketball player, U.S. senator.

more events on July 28

  • 2005

    Britain experiences its most costly tornado to date, causing 40 million Sterling Pounds of damage to Birmingham in just four minutes. There were no fatalities.

  • The Irish Republican Army (IRA) announces an end to its 30-year armed campaign in Northern Ireland.

  • 1996

    Discovery of remains of a prehistoric man near Kennewick, Washington, casts doubts on accepted beliefs of when, how and where the Americas were populated.

  • 1990

    A fire at an electrical substation causes a blackout in Chicago. Some 40,000 people were without power for up to three days.

  • 1988

    Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for the first time in 21 years.

  • 1965

    President Lyndon Johnson sends an additional 50,000 troops to South Vietnam.

  • 1945

    A B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building in New York City, killing 13 people.

  • 1943

    Bill Bradley, basketball player, U.S. senator.

  • 1941

    A Japanese army lands on the coast of Cochin, China (modern day Vietnam).

  • 1932

    The Bonus Army of impoverished World War I veterans is violently pushed out of Washington, D.C.

  • 1929

    Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, wife of President John F. Kennedy.

  • 1927

    Baruch Blumberg, physician, medical researcher.

  • John Ashbery, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet (Self-Portrait in a Convict’s Mirror).

  • 1920

    Pancho Villa surrenders to the Mexican government.

  • 1914

    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, beginning World War I.