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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
    CalledDrafted
    35
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    29
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    106
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    145

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


What happened today

1847

The American Medical Association is formed in Philadelphia.

Famous birthdays

1812

Robert Browning, English poet.

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.