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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 February 11, would your number have been called?

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

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

What happened today


Nationalist Chinese complete the evacuation of the Tachen Islands.

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Melville Weston Fuller, eighth U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice.

more events on February 11

  • 1990

    South African political leader Nelson Mandela is released from prison in Paarl, South Africa, after serving more than 27 years of a life sentence.

  • 1975

    Mrs. Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to lead the British Conservative Party.

  • 1974

    Communist-led rebels shower artillery fire into a crowded area of Phnom Pehn, killing 139 and injuring 46 others.

  • 1966

    Vice President Hubert Humphrey begins a tour of Vietnam.

  • 1965

    President Lyndon Johnson orders air strikes against targets in North Vietnam, in retaliation for guerrilla attacks on the American military in South Vietnam.

  • 1964

    Cambodian Prince Sihanouk blames the United States for a South Vietnamese air raid on a village in his country.

  • 1962

    Poet and novelist Sylvia Plath commits suicide in London at age 30.

  • 1959

    Iran turns down Soviet aid in favor of a U.S. proposal for aid.

  • 1955

    Nationalist Chinese complete the evacuation of the Tachen Islands.

  • 1954

    A 75,000-watt light bulb is lit at the Rockefeller Center in New York, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Thomas Edison’s first light bulb.

  • 1953

    Walt Disney’s film Peter Pan premieres.

  • 1951

    U.N. forces push north across the 38th parallel for the second time in the Korean War.

  • 1945

    The meeting of President Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Marshal Joseph Stalin in Yalta, adjourns.

  • 1942

    The German battleships Gneisenau, Scharnhorst and Prinz Eugen begin their famed channel dash from the French port of Brest. Their journey takes them through the English Channel on their way back to Germany.

  • 1939

    The Negrin government returns to Madrid, Spain.