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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 July 13, 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 July 13

  • 1971

    The Army of Morocco executes 10 leaders accused of leading a revolt.

  • 1954

    In Geneva, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China and France reach an accord on Indochina, dividing Vietnam into two countries, North and South, along the 17th parallel.

  • 1941

    Britain and the Soviet Union sign a mutual aid pact, providing the means for Britain to send war materiel to the Soviet Union.

  • 1939

    Frank Sinatra records his first song, “From the Bottom of My Heart,” with the Harry James Band.

  • 1935

    Jack Kemp, football player, politician.

  • 1934

    Wole Soyinka, Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian playwright.

  • 1933

    David Storey, English novelist (The Sporting Life).

  • 1928

    Robert N.C. Nix, Jr., first African-American chief justice of a state supreme court.

  • 1886

    Edward J. Flanagan, Catholic priest, founder of Boys’ Town.

  • 1878

    The Congress of Berlin divides the Balkans among European powers.

  • 1866

    The Great Eastern begins a two week voyage to complete a 12-year effort to lay telegraph cable across the Atlantic between Britain and the United States.

  • 1863

    Opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting in New York City.

  • 1862

  • 1832

    Henry Schoolcraft discovers the source of the Mississippi River in Minnesota.

  • 1798

    English poet William Wordsworth visits the ruins of Tintern Abbey.

  • 1793

    John Clare, English poet.

  • 1787

    Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, enacts the Northwest Ordinance, establishing rules for governing the Northwest Territory, for admitting new states to the Union and limiting the expansion of slavery.

  • 1754

    George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to the French, leaving them in control of the Ohio Valley.

  • 1643

    In England, the Roundheads, led by Sir William Waller, are defeated by Royalist troops under Lord Wilmot in the Battle of Roundway Down.

  • 1585

    A group of 108 English colonists, led by Sir Richard Grenville, reaches Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

  • 1558

    Led by the Count of Egmont, the Spanish army defeats the French at Gravelines, France.

  • 1534

    Ottoman armies capture Tabriz in northwestern Persia.

  • 1099

    The Crusaders launch their final assault on Jerusalem.