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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 05, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    28
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    233
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    78
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    230

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


What happened today

1595

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

Famous birthdays

1939

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

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).