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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 25, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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.

more events on April 25

  • 1990

    Violeta Barrios de Chamorro begins a six year term as Nicaragua’s president.

  • 1982

    In accordance with the Camp David agreements, Israel completes a withdrawal from the Sinai peninsula.

  • 1980

    President Jimmy Carter tells the American people about the hostage rescue disaster in Iran.

  • 1971

    The country of Bangladesh is established.

  • 1962

    A U.S. Ranger spacecraft crash lands on the Moon.

  • 1960

    The first submerged circumnavigation of the Earth is completed by a Triton submarine.

  • 1959

    The St. Lawrence Seaway–linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes–opens to shipping.

  • 1956

    Elvis Presley‘s “Heartbreak Hotel” goes to number one on the charts.

  • 1953

    The magazine Nature publishes an article by biologists Francis Crick and James Watson, describing the “double helix” of DNA.

  • 1951

    After a three day fight against Chinese Communist Forces, the Gloucestershire Regiment is annihilated on “Gloucester Hill,” in Korea.

  • 1945

    U.S. and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on Elbe River.

  • 1938

    A seeing eye dog is used for the first time.

  • 1926

    Puccini’s opera Turandot premiers at La Scala in Milan with Arturo Toscanini conducting.

  • In Iran, Reza Khan is crowned Shah and chooses the name “Pahlavi.”

  • 1925

    General Paul von Hindenburg takes office as president of Germany.

  • 1917

    Ella Fitzgerald, American singer.

  • 1915

    Australian and New Zealand troops land at Gallipoli in Turkey.

  • 1914

    Ross Lockridge, Jr., novelist (Raintree Country).

  • 1912

    Gladys L. Presley, mother of Elvis Presley.

  • 1908

    Edward R. Murrow, war correspondent and newscaster.

  • 1898

    The United States declares war on Spain.

  • 1892

    Maud Hart Lovelace, children’s author.

  • 1882

    French commander Henri Riviere seizes the citadel of Hanoi in Indochina.

  • 1874

    Guglielmo Marconi, Italian physicist, inventor of the radio.

  • 1873

    Walter de la Mare, poet and novelist (Memoir of a Midget, Come Hither).

  • Howard R. Garis, children’s writer.

  • 1867

    Tokyo is opened for foreign trade.

  • 1864

    After facing defeat in the Red River Campaign, Union General Nathaniel Bank returns to Alexandria, Louisiana.

  • 1862

  • 1859

    Work begins on the Suez Canal in Egypt.

  • 1792

    The guillotine is first used to execute highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier.

  • 1719

    Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe is published in London.

  • 1707

    At the Battle of Almansa, Franco-Spanish forces defeat the Anglo-Portugese forces.

  • 1644

    The Ming Chongzhen emperor commits suicide by hanging himself.

  • 1599

    Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of England (1653-1658).

  • 1590

    The Sultan of Morocco launches a successful attack to capture Timbuktu.

  • 1284

    Edward II, king of England (1307-1327).

  • 1214

    Louis IX, king of France (1226-1270).