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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 11, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

more events on June 11

  • 1987

    Margaret Thatcher wins her third consecutive term as Prime Minister.

  • 1967

    Israel and Syria accept a U. N. cease-fire.

  • 1963

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.

  • 1944

    U.S. carrier-based planes attack Japanese airfields on Guam , Rota, Saipan and Tinian islands, preparing for the invasion of Saipan.

  • 1943

    The Italian island of Pantelleria surrenders after a heavy air bombardment.

  • 1940

    The Italian Air Force bombs the British fortress at Malta in the Mediterranean.

  • 1934

    The Disarmament Conference in Geneva ends in failure.

  • 1932

    Athol Fugard, South African playwright, director and actor (The Blood Knot, “Master Harold” . . . and the Boys).

  • 1930

    William Beebe, of the New York Zoological Society, dives to a record-setting depth of 1,426 feet off the coast of Bermuda, in a diving chamber called a bathysphere.

  • 1927

    Charles Lindbergh, a captain in the US Army Air Corps Reserve, receives the first Distinguished Flying Cross ever awarded, for his solo trans-Atlantic flight.

  • 1925

    William Styron, American novelist (The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie’s Choice).

  • 1915

    British troops take Cameroon in Africa.

  • 1913

    Vince Lombardi, American football coach.

  • 1910

    Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French oceanic explorer, filmmaker, author and inventor of the aqualung.

  • 1903

    King Alexander and Queen Draga of Belgrade are assassinated by members of the Serbia army.

  • 1895

    Nikolai A. Bulganin, premier of the Soviet Union from 1955 to 1958.

  • Charles E. Duryea receives the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.

  • 1888

    Bartolomeo Vanzetti, anarchist, executed with Nicola Sacco.

  • 1880

    Jeannette Rankin, U.S. Representative from Montana, the first woman in Congress.

  • 1865

    Major General Henry W. Halleck finds documents and archives of the Confederate government in Richmond, Virginia. This discovery will lead to the publication of the official war records.

  • 1861

    Union forces under General George B. McClellan repulse a Confederate force at Rich Mountain in western Virginia.

  • 1823

    James L. Kemper, Confederate general during the American Civil War.

  • 1798

    Napoleon Bonaparte takes the island of Malta.

  • 1770

    Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • 1769

    Anne Newport Royall, American newspaper reporter.

  • 1572

    Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet.

  • 1509

    Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.

  • 1346

    Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Holy Roman Emperor.