What happened on your birthday?

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.

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.

  • 1903

    Eliot Ness, Treasury agent during Prohibition.

  • 1900

    Richard Hughes, English novelist and playwright (A High Wind in Jamaica).

  • 1880

    The Times war correspondent telephones a report of the Battle of Ahmed Khel, the first time news is sent from a field of battle in this manner.

  • 1877

    Ole Evinrude, inventor of the first successful outboard motor.

  • 1861

    President Abraham Lincoln orders a blockade of Confederate ports.

  • The Baltimore riots result in four Union soldiers and nine civilians killed.

  • 1832

    Lucretia Rudolph, President James A. Garfield‘s first lady.

  • 1824

    English poet Lord George Gordon Byron dies of malaria at age 36 while aiding Greek independence.

  • 1802

    The Spanish reopen New Orleans port to American merchants.

  • 1794

    Tadeusz Kosciuszko forces the Russians out of Warsaw.

  • 1782

    The Netherlands recognizes the United States.

  • 1775

    The American Revolution begins as fighting breaks out at Lexington, Massachusetts.

  • 1764

    The English Parliament bans the American colonies from printing paper money.

  • 1721

    Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

  • 1689

    Residents of Boston oust their governor, Edmond Andros.

  • 1666

    Sarah Kemble Knight, diarist.

  • 1539

    Emperor Charles V reaches a truce with German Protestants at Frankfurt, Germany.