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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.

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.

  • 1865

    At Galveston, Texas, Confederate general Edmund Kirby Smith surrenders the Trans-Mississippi Department to Union forces.

  • 1859

    French forces cross the Ticino River.

  • 1840

    Thomas Hardy, English poet and novelist (Far From the Madding Crowd, Tess of the D’Urbervilles).

  • 1818

    The British army defeats the Maratha alliance in Bombay, India.

  • 1793

    Maximilien Robespierre, a member of France’s Committee on Public Safety, initiates the “Reign of Terror.”

  • 1774

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

  • 1740

    Donatien Alphonse Francois, the Marquis de Sade.

  • 1731

    Martha Dandridge, the first First Lady of the United States. Widow of Daniel Park Custis, she married George Washington in 1759.

  • 1537

    Pope Paul III bans the enslavement of Indians in the New World.