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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 15, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    322
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    273
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    88
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    359

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


What happened today

1410

Poles and Lithuanians defeat the Teutonic knights at Tannenberg, Prussia.

Famous birthdays

1913

Hammond Innes, English novelist.

more events on July 15

  • 1960

    John F. Kennedy accepts the Democratic nomination for president.

  • 1958

    President Dwight Eisenhower sends 5,000 Marines to Lebanon to keep the peace.

  • 1942

    The first supply flight from India to China over the ‘Hump’ is flown.

  • 1919

    Iris Murdoch, British novelist (A Severed Head, The Black Prince).

  • 1914

    Gavin Maxwell, Scottish writer and naturalist (Ring of Bright Water).

  • 1913

    Hammond Innes, English novelist.

  • 1906

    Richard W. Armour, humorist and author (Twisted Tales from Shakespeare).

  • 1904

    Dorothy Fields, songwriter.

  • 1901

    Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steel workers go on strike.

  • 1895

    Ex-prime minister of Bulgaria, Stepfan Stambolov, is murdered by Macedonian rebels.

  • 1863

    Confederate raider Bill Anderson and his Bushwhackers attack Huntsville, Missouri, stealing $45,000 from the local bank.

  • 1850

    Francis Xavier Cabrini, the first American canonized saint.

  • 1836

    William Winter, drama critic and essayist for The New York Times.

  • 1834

    Lord Napier of England arrives at Macao, China, as the first chief superintendent of trade.

  • 1813

    Napoleon Bonaparte‘s representatives meet with the Allies in Prague to discuss peace terms.