What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on June 05, 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
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on June 5

  • 2004

    Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan dies at age 93. Reagan was the 40th president of the United States.

  • 1973

    Doris A. Davis becomes the first African-American woman to govern a city in a major metropolitan area when she is elected mayor of Compton, California.

  • 1968

    Sirhan Sirhan shoots Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy after Kennedy’s victory in the pivotal California primary election.

  • 1967

    The Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan begins.

  • 1956

    Premier Nikita Khrushchev denounces Josef Stalin to the Soviet Communist Party Congress.

  • 1949

    Ken Follett, novelist (Eye of the Needle, On The Wings of Eagles).

  • 1947

    David Hare, British playwright and director (A Map of the World, Slag).

  • Secretary of State George C. Marshall outlines “The Marshall Plan,” a program intended to assist European nations, including former enemies, to rebuild their economies.

  • 1944

    The first B-29 bombing raid strikes the Japanese rail line in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • 1940

    The German army begins its offensive in Southern France.

  • 1939

    Margaret Drabble, English novelist (The Millstone, The Realms of Gold).

  • 1932

    Christy Brown, Irish novelist and poet (My Left Foot).

  • 1926

    David Wagoner, poet and novelist (The Escape Artist).

  • 1919

    Richard Scarry, Children’s author and illustrator.

  • 1915

    Alfred Kazin, critic and editor (A Walker in the City).

  • 1900

    British troops under Lord Roberts seize Pretoria from the Boers.

  • 1898

    Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet and dramatist.

  • 1884

    Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett, British author.

  • 1883

    John Maynard Keynes, economist.

  • 1880

    Wild woman of the west Myra Maybelle Shirley marries Sam Starr even though records show she was already married to Bruce Younger.

  • 1878

    Francisco “Pancho” Villa, Mexican revolutionary and guerrilla leader.

  • 1872

    The Republican National Convention, the first major political party convention to include blacks, commences.

  • 1863

    The Confederate raider CSS Alabama captures the Talisman in the Mid-Atlantic.

  • 1856

    U.S. Army troops in the Four creeks region of California, head back to quarters, officially ending the Tule River War. Fighting, however, will continue for a few more years.

  • 1851

    Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes the first installment of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in The National Era.

  • 1827

    Athens falls to Ottoman forces.

  • 1794

    The U.S. Congress prohibits citizens from serving in any foreign armed forces.

  • 1783

    Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make the first public balloon flight.

  • 1723

    Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher and economist.

  • 1637

    American settlers in New England massacre a Pequot Indian village.

  • 1595

    Henry IV’s army defeats the Spanish at the Battle of Fontaine-Francaise.

  • 1568

    Ferdinand, the Duke of Alba, crushes the Calvinist insurrection in Ghent.

  • 1099

    Members of the First Crusade witness an eclipse of the moon and interpret it as a sign they will recapture Jerusalem.