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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 15, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    273
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    182
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    222
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    343

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


What happened today

1955

Ray Kroc starts the McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants.

Famous birthdays

1880

Max Wertheimer, Czech-born psychologist.

more events on April 15

  • 1986

    U.S. warplanes attack Libya.

  • 1971

    North Vietnamese troops ambush a company of Delta Raiders from the 101st Airborne Division near Fire Support Base Bastogne in Vietnam. The American troops are on a rescue mission.

  • 1960

    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizes at Shaw University.

  • 1959

    Cuban leader Fidel Castro begins a U.S. goodwill tour.

  • 1955

    Ray Kroc starts the McDonald’s chain of fast food restaurants.

  • 1952

    President Harry Truman signs the official Japanese peace treaty.

  • 1948

    Arab forces are defeated in battle with Israeli forces.

  • 1947

    In 1947, at age 28, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American in Major League Baseball, officially breaking the color barrier in the sport.

  • 1945

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt is buried on the grounds of his Hyde Park home.

  • 1940

    Jeffrey Archer, English novelist and politician (Kane and Abel, Honor Among Thieves).

  • French and British troops land at Narvik, Norway.

  • 1932

    Eva Figes, British novelist.

  • 1923

    The first sound films shown to a paying audience are exhibited at the Rialto Theater in New York City.

  • Insulin becomes generally available for people suffering with diabetes.

  • 1922

    Neville Mariner, conductor.