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 June 04, 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
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

What happened today


French and American troops halt Germany's offensive at Chateau-Thierry, France.

Famous birthdays


Alvah Bessie, screenwriter and novelist.

more events on June 4

  • 1989

    The Chinese government begins its crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Hundreds are killed and thousands are arrested.

  • 1972

    Black activist Angela Davis is found not guilty of murder, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy.

  • 1966

    Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician.

  • 1960

    The Taiwan island of Quemoy is hit by 500 artillery shells fired from the coast of Communist China.

  • 1953

    North Korea accepts the United Nations proposals in all major respects.

  • 1946

    Juan Peron is installed as Argentina’s president.

  • 1945

    Anthony Braxton, jazz composer and saxaphonist.

  • 1944

    Allied troops liberate Rome.

  • The U-505 becomes the first enemy submarine captured by the U.S. Navy.

  • 1943

    In Argentina, Juan Peron takes part in the military coup that overthrows Ramon S. Castillo.

  • 1940

    The British complete the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk.

  • 1937

    Robert Fulghum, American author (All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten).

  • 1919

    The U.S. Senate passes the Women’s Suffrage bill.

  • 1918

    French and American troops halt Germany’s offensive at Chateau-Thierry, France.

  • 1911

    Gold is discovered in Alaska’s Indian Creek.