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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 August 11, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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 appoints Union General Henry Halleck to the position of general in chief of the Union Army.

Famous birthdays


Gennady Nikonov, inventor of AN-94 assault rifle.

more events on August 11

  • 2003

    NATO assumes command of the international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, its first major operation outside Europe.

  • Temperatures rise to 112 degrees Fahrenheit (44 degrees Celsius); over 140 people die in the heat wave.

  • 1999

    A tornado in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, kills one person.

  • 1990

    Troops from Egypt and Morocco arrive in Saudi Arabia as part of the international operation to prevent Iraq from invading.

  • 1989

    Voyager 2 discovers two partial rings around Neptune.

  • 1988

    Al Qaeda formed at a meeting in Peshawar, Pakistan.

  • 1984

    Carl Lewis wins four Olympic gold medals, tying the record Jesse Owens set in 1936.

  • 1978

    Funeral of Pope Paul VI.

  • 1975

    US vetoes admission of North and South Vietnam to UN.

  • 1972

    The last U.S. ground forces withdraw from Vietnam.

  • 1965

    A small clash between the California Highway Patrol and two black youths sets off six days of rioting in the Watts area of Los Angeles.

  • 1953

    Hulk Hogan, wrestler, actor (Assault on Devil’s Island); World Wrestling Federation heavyweight champion, 1984-89.

  • 1950

    Gennady Nikonov, inventor of AN-94 assault rifle.

  • Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer.

  • 1946

    Marilyn Vos Savant, author, columnist, playwright; “Highest IQ (Women)” Guinness Book of World Records, 1986-1989 (category retired in 1990).