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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
  • 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.

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.

  • 1806

    Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins his western expedition from Fort Belle Fontaine.

  • 1796

    Thomas Bulfinch, historian and mythologist (The Age of Fable).

  • 1789

    The electors of Paris set up a “Commune” to live without the authority of the government.

  • 1779

    Clement Moore, American scholar and educator.

  • 1685

    The Duke of Monmouth is executed in Tower Hill in England.

  • 1606

    Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch artist.

  • 1410

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

  • 1099