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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 April 21, 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

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

What happened today


U.S. Marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico. They will stay six months.

Famous birthdays


Max Weber, German sociologist and political economist.

more events on April 21

  • 1995

    Federal authorities arrest Timothy McVeigh in connection with the Oklahoma City bombing.

  • 1975

    The last South Vietnam president, Nguyen Van Thieu, resigns.

  • 1966

    Pfc. Milton Lee Olive is awarded the Medal of Honor, posthumously, for bravery during the Vietnam War.

  • 1961

    The French army revolts in Algeria.

  • 1960

    Brasilia becomes the capital of Brazil.

  • 1943

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces that several Doolittle pilots have been executed by Japanese.

  • 1932

    Elaine May, comedy writer.

  • 1926

    Elizabeth II, queen of England.

  • 1923

    John Mortimer, British barrister and playwright (Rumpole of the Bailey).

  • 1918

    German fighter ace Baron von Richthofen, “The Red Baron,” is shot down and killed.

  • 1916

    Bill Carlisle, the infamous ‘last train robber,’ robs a train in Hanna, Wyoming.

  • 1914

    U.S. Marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico. They will stay six months.

  • 1912

    Marcel Camus, French film director (Black Orpheus).

  • 1910

    Mark Twain dies at the age of 75.

  • 1909

    Rollo May, psychologist.