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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 19, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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 19

  • 1975

    Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts dock in orbit.

  • 1943

    More than 150 B-17 and 112 B-24 bombers attack Rome for the first time.

  • 1942

    German U-boats are withdrawn from positions off the U.S. Atlantic coast due to American anti-submarine countermeasures.

  • 1922

    George McGovern, U.S. senator and presidential candidate.

  • 1905

    Edgar Snow, journalist.

  • 1896

    A.J. Cronin, Scottish novelist (The Citadel, The Keys of the Kingdom).

  • 1893

    Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet.

  • 1870

    France declares war on Prussia.

  • 1865

    Charles Mayo, American surgeon, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic.

  • 1860

    Lizzie Borden, teacher, famous murder suspect.

  • 1848

    The first Women’s Rights Convention convenes in Seneca Falls, N.Y, organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

  • 1834

    Edgar Degas, French impressionist painter.

  • 1814

    Samuel Colt, gunmaker, inventor of the first practical revolver.

  • 1799

    The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, is found in Egypt.

  • 1788

    Prices plunge on the Paris stock market.

  • 1545

    King Henry VIII of England watches his flagship, Mary Rose, capsize as it leaves to battle the French.

  • 1525

    The Catholic princes of Germany form the Dessau League to fight against the Reformation.