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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 19, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

What happened today


President Abraham Lincoln orders a blockade of Confederate ports.

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Sarah Kemble Knight, diarist.

more events on April 19

  • 1995

    A truck bomb explodes in front of the federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.

  • 1993

    The FBI ends a 51-day siege by storming the Branch Davidian religious cult headquarters in Waco, Texas.

  • 1989

    The battleship USS Iowa‘s number 2 turret explodes, killing sailors.

  • 1982

    NASA names Sally Ride to be the first woman astronaut.

  • 1977

    Alex Haley receives a special Pulitzer Prize for his book Roots.

  • 1971

    Russia launches its first Salyut space station.

  • 1960

    Baseball uniforms begin displaying player’s names on their backs.

  • 1943

    The Warsaw Ghetto uprising against Nazi rule begins.

  • 1939

    Connecticut finally approves the Bill of Rights.

  • 1938

    General Francisco Franco declares victory in the Spanish Civil War.

  • 1934

    Shirley Temple appears in her first movie.

  • 1933

    Etheridge Knight, poet.

  • 1927

    In China, Hankow communists declare war on Chiang Kai-shek.

  • 1912

    Glenn T. Seaborg, physicist.

  • 1905

    Tom Hopkinson, British writer.