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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 October 07, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    234
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    131
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    80
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    129

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


What happened today

1949

Iva Toguri D'Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason.

Famous birthdays

1952

Vladimir Putin, former prime minister and current (2013) president of Russia.

more events on October 7

  • 2003

    California voters remove Democratic governor Gray Davis from office in the state’s first successful recall of a sitting governor (only the second successful recall of a governor in US history); a Republican candidate, bodybuilder/actor Arnold Schwarzenegger wins the election to replace Davis 17 days later.

  • 2001

    US invasion of Afghanistan in reaction to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 begins; it will become the longest war in US history.

  • 1996

    Fox News Channel begins broadcasting.

  • 1993

    The Great Flood of 1993 on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers ends, the worst US flood since 1927.

  • 1985

    Four Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) hijackers seize the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and demand the release of 50 Palestinians held by Israel.

  • 1976

    Hua Guofeng, premier of the People’s Republic of China, succeeds the late Mao Zedong as chairman of the Communist Party of China.

  • 1957

    A fire in the Windscale plutonium production reactor (later called Sellafield) north of Liverpool, England, spreads radioactive iodine and polonium through the countryside and into the Irish Sea. Livestock in the immediate area were destroyed, along with 500,000 gallons of milk. At least 30, and possibly as many as 1,000, cancer deaths were subsequently linked to the accident.

  • 1955

    Yo Yo Ma, cellist.

  • 1952

    Vladimir Putin, former prime minister and current (2013) president of Russia.

  • 1949

    East Germany, the German Democratic Republic, is formed.

  • Iva Toguri D’Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason.

  • 1944

    Prisoner uprising at Birkenau concentration camp.

  • 1935

    Thomas Keneally, novelist, author of Schindler’s Ark, the basis for the film Schindler’s List.

  • 1934

    Leroi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka), playwright.

  • 1931

    Desmond Tutu, South African religious leader.