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 October 05, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

What happened today


The first James Bond film, Dr. No starring Sean Connery, debuts.

Famous birthdays


Clive Barker, author, director (Hellraiser, Candyman).

more events on October 5

  • 2000

    Slobodan Milosevic, president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, resigns in the wake of mass protest demonstrations.

  • 1988

    Brazil’s Constituent Assembly authorizes the nation’s new constitution.

  • 1986

    Britain’s The Sunday Times newspaper publishes details of Israel’s secret nuclear weapons development program.

  • 1970

    Members of the Quebec Liberation Front (QLF) kidnap British Trade Commissioner James Cross in Montreal, resulting in the October Crisis and Canada’s first peacetime use of the War Measures Act.

  • The US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is established.

  • 1969

    Monty Python’s Flying Circus debuts on BBC One.

  • 1968

    Police attack civil rights demonstrators in Derry, Northern Ireland; the event is considered to be the beginning of "The Troubles."

  • 1966

    A sodium cooling system malfunction causes a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration breeder reactor near Detroit. Radiation is contained.

  • 1965

    Mario Lemieux, hockey player, led Pittsburgh Penguins to consecutive Stanley Cups (1991-92).

  • U.S. forces in Saigon receive permission to use tear gas.

  • 1963

    Laura Davies, England’s top professional female golfer.

  • 1962

    The first James Bond film, Dr. No starring Sean Connery, debuts.

  • 1959

    Maya Lin, American architect who designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.

  • 1957

    Bernie Mac, comedian, actor; member of the Original Kings of Comedy.

  • 1952

    Clive Barker, author, director (Hellraiser, Candyman).