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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 January 19, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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 January 19

  • 1983

    The New Catholic code expands women’s rights in the Church.

  • 1981

    The United States and Iran sign an accord on a hostage release in Algiers.

  • 1968

    Cambodia charges that the United States and South Vietnam have crossed the border and killed three Cambodians.

  • 1950

    Communist Chinese leader Mao recognizes the Republic of Vietnam.

  • 1949

    The Chiang Government moves the capital of China to Canton.

  • 1947

    The French open a drive on Hue, Indochina.

  • 1945

    The Red Army captures Lodz, Krakow, and Tarnow.

  • 1937

    In the Soviet Union, the People’s Commissars Council is formed under Molotov.

  • Howard Hughes flies from Los Angeles to New York in seven hours and 22 minutes.

  • 1931

    The Wickersham Committee issues a report asking for revisions in the dry law, but no repeal.

  • 1923

    The French announce the invention of a new gun that has a firing range of 56 miles.

  • 1919

    John H. Johnson, editor and publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines.

  • 1915

    The first German air raids on Great Britain inflict minor casualties.

  • 1902

    The magazine “L’Auto” announces the new Tour de France.

  • 1861

    Georgia secedes from the Union.

  • 1847

    New Mexico Governor Charles Bent is slain by Pueblo Indians in Taos.

  • 1839

    Paul Cézanne, French post-Impressionist painter (Card Players, L’Oeuvre).

  • 1809

    Edgar Allan Poe, American author and poet (“Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee.”)

  • 1807

    Robert E. Lee, Confederate general during the American Civil War.

  • 1783

    William Pitt becomes the youngest Prime Minister of England at age 24.

  • 1736

    James Watt, Scottish inventor.

  • 1523

    In Switzerland, Ulrich Zwingli publishes his 67 Articles, the first manifesto of the Zurich Reformation which attacks the authority of the Pope.