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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 November 19, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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.

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New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years.

Famous birthdays


Larry King, journalist and long-time talk show host.

more events on November 19

  • 2010

    New Zealand suffers its worst mining disaster since 1914 when the first of four explosions occurs at the Pike River Mine; 29 people are killed.

  • 1998

    US House of Representatives begins impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton.

  • 1996

    Canada’s Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril arrives in Africa to lead a multinational force policing Zaire.

  • 1990

    Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning Girl You Know Its True album.

  • 1985

    In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco.

  • US President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, meet for the first time.

  • 1981

    U.S. Steel agrees to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil.

  • 1976

    Jack Dorsey, businessman; co-founder of Twitter.

  • Patty Hearst is released from prison on $1.5 million bail.

  • 1973

    New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years.

  • 1969

    Apollo 12 touches down on the moon.

  • 1966

    Gail Devers, three-time Olympic champion in track and field (US team); won gold in 1992 (100 m) and two gold medals in 1996 (100 m, 4x100m relay).

  • 1962

    Jodie Foster, actress, director, producer; came to fame at age 13 in the 1976 film Taxi Driver; won Academy Award for Best Actress (1989) for The Accused.

  • 1956

    Ann Curry, journalist; co-anchor of Today, June 9, 2011–June 28, 2012; anchor of Dateline NBC 2005–2011.

  • 1954

    General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, commander in chief of Egypt’s armed forces and minister of defense (2012– ); played leading role in July 2013 coup ousting President Mohamed Morsi.