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 04, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    276
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    240
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    137
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    172

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


What happened today

1961

13 civil rights activists, dubbed Freedom Riders, begin a bus trip through the South.

Famous birthdays

1928

Thomas Kinsella, Irish poet.

more events on May 4

  • 1970

    Ohio National Guardsmen open fire on student protesters at Kent State University, killing four and wounding nine others.

  • 1961

    13 civil rights activists, dubbed Freedom Riders, begin a bus trip through the South.

  • 1949

    Graham Swift, British novelist (The Sweet Shop Owner, Out of this World).

  • 1942

    The United States begins food rationing.

  • The Battle of the Coral Sea commences.

  • 1939

    Amos Oz, Israeli novelist (The Black Box, TheThird State).

  • 1930

    Mahatma Gandhi is arrested by the British.

  • 1929

    Audrey Hepburn (Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston), actress, later U.N. special ambassador.

  • 1928

    Thomas Kinsella, Irish poet.

  • 1927

    A balloon soars over 40,000 feet for the first time.

  • 1884

    Agnes Fay Morgan, American nutritionist and biochemist.

  • 1874

    Frank Conrad, electrical engineer and broadcasting pioneer.

  • 1864

    Union General Ulysses S. Grant‘s forces cross the Rapidan River and meet Robert E. Lee‘s Confederate army.

  • 1863

    The Battle of Chancellorsville ends when Union Army retreats.

  • 1827

    John Hanning Speke, English explorer.