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 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.

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.

  • 1866

    Jesse Lazear, American physician and researcher of yellow fever.

  • 1865

    President Andrew Johnson offers a $100,000 reward for the capture of the Confederate President

  • 1863

    Stonewall Jackson smashes Joseph Hooker’s flank at Chancellorsville, Virginia.

  • 1860

    William Maddock Bayliss, British physiologist, co-discoverer of hormones.

  • 1837

    Henry Martyn Robert, parliamentarian (Robert’s Rules of Order).

  • 1813

    Napoleon defeats a Russian and Prussian army at Grossgorschen.

  • 1808

    The citizens of Madrid rise up against Napoleon.

  • 1798

    The black General Toussaint Louverture forces British troops to agree to evacuate the port of Santo Domingo.

  • 1797

    A mutiny in the British navy spreads from Spithead to the rest of the fleet.

  • 1776

    France and Spain agree to donate arms to American rebels fighting the British.

  • 1748

    Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of Devolution in France.

  • 1729

    Catherine II, Czarina of Russia.

  • 1670

    The Hudson Bay Company is founded.

  • 1598

    Henry IV signs Treaty of Vervins, ending Spain’s interference in France.