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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.

What happened today


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

Famous birthdays


Tess Gallagher, American writer.

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).