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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 11, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    14
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    178
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    324
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    350

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


What happened today

1961

Folk singer Bob Dylan performs in New York City for the first time, opening for John Lee Hooker.

Famous birthdays

1950

Bill Irwin, actor and choreographer.

more events on April 11

  • 1996

    Forty-three African nations sign the African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty.

  • 1991

    The United Nations Security Council issues formal ceasefire with Iraq.

  • 1986

    Dodge Morgan sails solo nonstop around the world in 150 days.

  • 1981

    President Ronald Reagan returns to the White House from hospital after recovery from an assassination attempt.

  • 1974

    The Judiciary committee subpoenas President Richard Nixon to produce tapes for impeachment inquiry.

  • 1968

    President Johnson signs the 1968 Civil Rights Act.

  • 1961

    Folk singer Bob Dylan performs in New York City for the first time, opening for John Lee Hooker.

  • Israel begins the trial of Adolf Eichman, accused of war crimes during WWII.

  • 1951

    President Truman fires General Douglas MacArthur as head of United Nations forces in Korea.

  • 1950

    Bill Irwin, actor and choreographer.

  • 1945

    After two frustrating days of being repulsed and absorbing tremendous casualties, the Red Army finally takes the Seelow Heights north of Berlin.

  • 1942

    Detachment 101 of the OSS–a guerrilla force–is activated in Burma.

  • 1941

    Ellen Goodman, Pultizer Prize-winning columnist.

  • German bombers blitz Coventry, England.

  • 1932

    Joel Grey (Joe Katz), actor.