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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 02, 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.

What happened today


Prisoners revolt at California's Alcatraz prison.

Famous birthdays


Benjamin Spock, pediatrician, author and activist.

more events on May 2

  • 1970

    Student anti-war protesters at Ohio’s Kent State University burn down the campus ROTC building. The National Guard takes control of campus.

  • 1968

    The U.S. Army attacks Nhi Ha in South Vietnam and begins a fourteen-day battle to wrestle it away from Vietnamese Communists.

  • 1946

    Prisoners revolt at California’s Alcatraz prison.

  • 1945

    Russian forces take Berlin after 12 days of fierce house-to-house fighting.

  • 1942

    Admiral Chester J. Nimitz, convinced that the Japanese will attack Midway Island, visits the island to review its readiness.

  • 1941

    Hostilities break out between British forces in Iraq and that country’s pro-German faction.

  • 1923

    Lieutenants Oakley Kelly and John Macready take off from New York for the West Coast on what will become the first successful nonstop transcontinental flight.

  • 1921

    Satyajit Ray, Indian film director (Aparajito, The World of Apu).

  • 1919

    The first U.S. air passenger service starts.

  • 1903

    Benjamin Spock, pediatrician, author and activist.

  • 1895

    Lorenz Milton Hart, lyricist, collaborator with Richard Rodgers.

  • 1892

    Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron), German fighter ace of World War I.

  • 1890

    The Territory of Oklahoma is created.

  • 1885

    King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo Free State.

  • 1877

    Vernon Castle, ballroom dancer.