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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 June 02, 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.

What happened today


The Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to allow British soldiers into their houses, is reenacted.

Famous birthdays


Donatien Alphonse Francois, the Marquis de Sade.

more events on June 2

  • 1969

    The Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne slices the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans in half off the shore of South Vietnam.

  • 1954

    Senator Joseph McCarthy charges that there are communists working in the CIA and atomic weapons plants.

  • 1953

    Elizabeth II is crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey.

  • 1948

    Jamaican-born track star Herb McKenley sets a new world record for the 400 yard dash.

  • 1946

    Italian citizens vote by referendum for a republic.

  • 1944

    Allied “shuttle bombing” of Germany begins, with bombers departing from Italy and landing in the Soviet Union.

  • 1942

    The American aircraft carriers Enterprise, Hornet and Yorktown move into their battle positions for the Battle of Midway.

  • 1928

    Nationalist Chiang Kai-shek captures Peking, China, in a bloodless takeover.

  • 1924

    The United States grants full citizenship to American Indians.

  • 1913

    Barbara Pym (Mary Crampton), English novelist (Less Than Angels, Quartet in Autumn).

  • 1910

    Charles Stewart Rolls, one of the founders of Rolls-Royce, becomes the first man to fly an airplane nonstop across the English Channel both ways. Tragically, he becomes Britain’s first aircraft fatality the following month when his biplane breaks up in midair.

  • 1904

    Johnny Weissmuller, American gold-winning Olympic swimmer who portrayed Tarzan in films.

  • 1903

    Robert Morris Page, physicist, inventor of pulse radar.

  • 1886

    Grover Cleveland becomes the first American president to wed while in office.

  • 1883

    The first baseball game under electric lights is played in Fort Wayne, Indiana.