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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 07, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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 7

  • 1960

    Leonid Brezhnev becomes president of the Soviet Union.

  • 1958

    Howard Johnson sets an aircraft altitude record in F-104.

  • 1954

    French troops surrender to the Vietminh at Dien Bien Phu.

  • 1952

    In Korea, Communist POWs at Koje-do riot against their American captors.

  • 1945

    Germany signs an unconditional surrender, effectively ending World War II in Europe.

  • 1943

    Peter Carey, Australian writer (Illywhacker, Oscar and Lucinda).

  • The last major German strongholds in North Africa–Tunis and Bizerte–fall to Allied forces.

  • 1942

    In the Battle of the Coral Sea, Japanese and American navies attack each other with carrier-launched warplanes. It is the first time in the history of naval warfare where two fleets fought without seeing each other.Two crucial battles in 1942 marked the turning point of the war in the Pacific.

  • 1937

    The German Condor Legion arrives in Spain to assist Fransico Franco’s forces.

  • 1932

    Jenny Joseph, English poet and novelist (The Thinking Heart, The Inland Sea).

  • 1919

    Eva (Evita) Perón, first lady of Argentina.

  • 1915

    The German submarine U-20 torpedoes the passenger ship Lusitiania, sinking her in 21 minutes with 1,978 people on board.

  • 1909

    Edwin Herbert Land, inventor of the Polaroid Land Camera.

  • 1901

    Gary Cooper, film actor (High Noon, Friendly Persuasion).

  • 1892

    Archibald MacLeish, American poet and statesman.

  • Josip Broz [Tito], leader of Yugoslavia during after World War II.

  • 1877

    Indian chief Sitting Bull enters Canada with a trail of Indians after the Battle of Little Bighorn.

  • 1870

    Marcus Loew, film executive, consolidated studios to create MGM.

  • 1864

    The Battle of the Wilderness ends with heavy losses to both sides.

  • 1862

    Confederate troops strike Union troops at the Battle of Eltham’s Landing in Virginia.

  • 1847

    The American Medical Association is formed in Philadelphia.

  • 1840

    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer.

  • 1833

    Johannes Brahms, German composer.

  • 1824

    Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” premieres in Vienna.

  • 1812

    Robert Browning, English poet.

  • 1800

    Congress divides the Northwest Territory into two parts. The western part will becomes the Indiana Territory and the eastern section remains the Northwest Territory.

  • 1763

    Indian chief Pontiac begins his attack on a British fort in present-day Detroit, Michigan.

  • 1525

    The German peasants’ revolt is crushed by the ruling class and church.

  • 1429

    Joan of Arc breaks the English siege of Orleans.

  • 1274

    The Second Council of Lyons opens in France to regulate the election of the pope.

  • 558

    The dome of the church of St. Sophia in Constantinople collapses. Its immediate rebuilding is ordered by Justinian.