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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 21, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

more events on July 21

  • 1960

    Sirimavo Bandaranaike becomes the first woman prime minister of Ceylon.

  • 1954

    The French sign an armistice with the Viet Minh that ends the war but divides Vietnam into two countries.

  • 1952

    Robin Williams, American comedian and actor.

  • 1944

    U.S. Army and Marine forces land on Guam in the Marianas.

  • 1943

    Tess Gallagher, American writer.

  • 1941

    France accepts Japan’s demand for military control of Indochina.

  • 1933

    John Gardner, poet and novelist (Grendel, October Light).

  • 1925

    John Scopes is found guilty for teaching evolution in Dayton, Tenn., and is fined $100.

  • 1921

    Billy Taylor, jazz pianist.

  • 1920

    Isaac Stern, Russian-born violinist.

  • 1919

    The British House of Lords ratifies the Versailles Treaty.

  • 1911

    Marshall McLuhan, communication theorist (The Medium is the Message).

  • 1906

    French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is vindicated of his earlier court-martial for spying for Germany.

  • 1899

    Ernest Hemingway, American novelist and short-story writer.

  • Hart Crane, poet (The Bridge).

  • 1896

    Mary Church Terrell founds the National Association of Colored Women in Washington, D.C.

  • 1881

    Frederick Dick, physician.

  • 1873

    The James Gang robs a train in Adair, Iowa.

  • 1865

    Wild Bill Hickok kills gunman Dave Tutt in Springfield, Missouri, in what is regarded as the first formal quick-draw duel.

  • 1861

    In the first major battle of the Civil War, Confederate forces defeat the Union Army along Bull Run near Manassas Junction, Virginia. The battle becomes known as Manassas by the Confederates, while the Union calls it Bull Run.

  • 1798

    Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Arab Mameluke warriors at the Battle of the Pyramids.

  • 1773

    Pope Clement XIV abolishes the Jesuit order.

  • 1718

    The Treaty of Passarowitz is signed by Austria, Venice and the Ottoman Empire.

  • 1711

    Russia and Turkey sign the Treaty of Pruth, ending the year-long Russo-Turkish War.

  • 1667

    The Peace of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War and cedes Dutch New Amsterdam to the English.

  • 1403

    Henry IV defeats the Percys in the Battle of Shrewsbury in England.