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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 May 01, would your number have been called?

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


President Rutherford B. Hayes withdraws all Federal troops from the South, ending Reconstruction.

Famous birthdays


Kate Smith, singer famous for her rendition of "God Bless America."

more events on May 1

  • 2011

    Osama Bin Laden is killed in Abbottabad Pakistan by US Navy SEALS in Operation Neptune Spear.

  • 1986

    The Tass News Agency reports the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.

  • 1970

    Students from Kent State University riot in downtown Kent, Ohio, in protest of the American invasion of Cambodia.

  • 1968

    In the second day of battle, U.S. Marines, with the support of naval fire, continue their attack on a North Vietnamese Division at Dai Do.

  • 1961

    Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba.

  • 1960

    Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 spy plane is shot down over Russia.

  • 1950

    Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poetry called Annie Allen.

  • 1948

    North Korea is established.

  • 1945

    Martin Bormann, private secretary to Adolf Hitler, escapes the Führerbunker as the Red Army advances on Berlin.

  • 1944

    The Messerschmitt Me 262, the first combat jet, makes its first flight.

  • 1941

    The film Citizen Kane—directed by and starring Orson Welles—opens in New York.

  • 1940

    Bobbie Ann Mason, American writer (Shiloh and Other Stories, In Country).

  • 1937

    President Franklin Roosevelt signs an act of neutrality, keeping the United States out of World War II.

  • 1934

    The Philippine legislature accepts a U.S. proposal for independence.

  • 1931

    The Empire State Building opens in New York.