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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 12, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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 12

  • 1991

    Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines begins erupting for the first time in 600 years.

  • 1985

    The U.S. House of Representatives approves $27 million in aid to the Nicaraguan Contras.

  • 1977

    David Berkowitz gets 25 years to life for the Son of Sam murders in New York.

  • 1972

    At a hearing in front the of a U.S. House of Representatives committee, Air Force General John Lavalle defends his orders on engagement in Vietnam.

  • 1967

    The Supreme Court rules that states cannot ban interracial marriages.

  • 1963

    Black civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated by a gunman outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi.

  • 1942

    American bombers strike the oil refineries of Ploesti, Romania for the first time.

  • 1937

    Eight of Stalin’s generals are sentenced to death during purges in the Soviet Union.

  • 1931

    Gangster Al Capone and 68 of his henchmen are indicted for violating Prohibition laws.

  • 1929

    Anne Frank, German diarist, victim of the Holocaust.

  • 1926

    Brazil quits the League of Nations in protest over plans to admit Germany.

  • 1924

    George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States (1989-1993).

  • 1921

    President Warren Harding urges every young man to attend military training camp.

  • 1920

    Republicans nominate Warren G. Harding for president and Calvin Coolidge for vice president.

  • 1918

    The first airplane bombing raid by an American unit occurs in France.

  • 1915

    David Rockefeller, international banker.

  • 1901

    Cuba agrees to become an American protectorate by accepting the Platt Amendment.

  • 1897

    Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister (1955-1957).

  • 1862

    Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart begins his ride around the Union Army outside of Richmond, Virginia.

  • 1849

    The gas mask is patented by Lewis P. Haslett.

  • 1829

    Johanna Spyri, Swiss author (Heidi).

  • 1812

    Napoleon Bonaparte and his army invade Russia.

  • 1806

    John Roebling, civil engineer, pioneer in designing suspension bridges.

  • 1442

    Alfonso V of Aragon is crowned King of Naples.