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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 13, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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.

What happened today


The Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots.

Famous birthdays

more events on April 13

  • 1979

    The world’s longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours.

  • 1976

    The U.S. Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes.

  • 1970

    An oxygen tank explodes on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing and jeopardizing the lives of the three-man crew.

  • 1964

    Sidney Poitier becomes the first black individual to win an Oscar for best actor.

  • 1961

    The U.N. General Assembly condemns South Africa because of apartheid.

  • 1960

    The first navigational satellite is launched into Earth’s orbit.

  • 1945

    Vienna falls to Soviet troops.

  • 1943

  • 1941

  • 1939

    Seamus Heaney, Irish poet, Nobel laureate.

  • 1933

    The first flight over Mount Everest is completed by Lord Clydesdale.

  • 1922

    John Gerard Braine, British novelist (Room at the Top).

  • 1919

    British forces kill hundreds of Indian nationalists in the Amritsar Massacre.

  • 1909

    Eudora Welty, Southern writer (Delta Wedding, The Optimist’s Daughter).

  • 1906

    Samuel Beckett, playwright, Nobel Prize winner (Waiting for Godot).