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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 18, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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 18

  • 1994

    In Buenos Aires, a massive car bomb kills 96 people.

  • 1971

    New Zealand and Australia announce they will pull their troops out of Vietnam.

  • 1942

    The German Me-262, the first jet-propelled aircraft to fly in combat, makes its first flight.

  • 1939

    Hunter S. Thompson, journalist.

  • 1936

    General Francisco Franco of Spain revolts against the Republican government, starting the Spanish Civil War.

  • 1935

    Ethiopian King Haile Selassie urges his countrymen to fight to the last man against the invading Italian army.

  • 1933

    Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet.

  • 1929

    Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, American blues singer.

  • 1921

    John Glenn, Jr., American pilot, astronaut and politician.

  • 1918

    Nelson Mandela, civil rights activist, first black president of South Africa.

  • 1913

    “”Red” Skelton, American comedian and actor.

  • 1906

    Clifford Odets, playwright (Waiting for Lefty).

  • 1902

    Jessamyn West, American author (The Friendly Persuasion).

  • 1887

    Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian politician and Nazi collaborator during World War II.

  • 1877

    Inventor Thomas Edison records the human voice for the first time.

  • 1872

    The Ballot Act is passed in Great Britain, providing for secret election ballots.

  • 1861

    Union and Confederate troops skirmish at Blackburn’s Ford, Virginia, in a prelude to the Battle of Bull Run.

  • 1830

    Uruguay adopts a liberal constitution.

  • 1812

    Great Britain signs the Treaty of Orebro, making peace with Russia and Sweden.

  • 1811

    William Makepeace Thackeray, English novelist and satirist.

  • 1789

    Robespierre, a deputy from Arras, France, decides to back the French Revolution.