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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 13, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    69
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    342
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    47
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    318

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


What happened today

1920

The U.S. Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post.

Famous birthdays

1786

Winfield Scott, U.S. Army general.

more events on June 13

  • 1983

    Pioneer 10, already in space for 11 years, leaves the solar system.

  • 1979

    Sioux Indians are awarded $105 million in compensation for the 1877 U.S. seizure of the Black Hills in South Dakota.

  • 1978

    Israelis withdraw the last of their invading forces from Lebanon.

  • 1971

    The New York Times begins publishing the Pentagon Papers.

  • 1949

    Installed by the French, Bao Dai enters Saigon to rule Vietnam.

  • 1944

    The first German V-1 buzz-bomb hits London.

  • 1943

    German spies land on Long Island, New York, and are soon captured.

  • 1940

    Paris is evacuated as the Germans advance on the city.

  • 1923

    The French set a trade barrier between occupied Ruhr and the rest of Germany.

  • 1920

    The U.S. Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post.

  • 1903

    Harold “Red” Grange, American football player.

  • 1894

    Mark Van Doren, American poet, writer and educator.

  • 1893

    Dorothy Leigh Sayers, English detective writer, creator of Lord Peter Wimsey.

  • 1865

    William Butler Yeats, Irish poet and dramatist.

  • 1863

    Confederate forces on their way to Gettysburg clash with Union troops at the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia.