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 07, would your number have been called?

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

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

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.

  • 1913

    In attempting to find ways to lower the cost of the automobile and make it more affordable to ordinary Americans, Henry Ford took note of the work of efficiency experts like Frederick Taylor, the "father of scientific management." The result was the assembly line that reduced the time it took to manufacture a car, from 12 hours to 93 minutes.

  • 1907

    Helen MacInnes, writer.

  • 1900

    Heinrich Himmler, Nazi leader.

  • 1885

    Nils Bohr, physicist whose model of atomic structure helped establish quantum theory.

  • 1870

    French Minister of the Interior Leon Gambetta escapes besieged Paris by balloon, reaching the French provisional government in Tours.

  • 1849

    James Whitcomb Riley, poet.

  • Edgar Allan Poe, aged 40, dies a tragic death in Baltimore. Never able to overcome his drinking habits, he was found in a delirious condition outside a saloon that was used as a voting place.

  • 1765

    Delegates from nine of the American colonies meet in New York to discuss the Stamp Act Crisis and colonial response to it.

  • 1746

    William Billings, composer.

  • 1571

    In the last great clash of galleys, the Ottoman navy is defeated at Lepanto, Greece, by a Christian naval coalition under the overall command of Spain’s Don Juan de Austria.