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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 15, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    180
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    276
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    8
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    16

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


What happened today

1920

Three African Americans are lynched in Duluth, Minnesota, by a white mob of 5,000.

Famous birthdays

1902

Erik H. Erikson, psychologist (Childhood and Society).

more events on June 15

  • 1977

    The first general election in Spain since 1936 results in victory for the UCD (Union of Democratic Centre).

  • 1964

    The last French troops leave Algeria.

  • 1958

    Greece severs military ties to Turkey because of the Cyprus issue.

  • 1947

    The All India Congress accepts a British plan for the partition of India.

  • 1944

    U.S. Marines begin the invasion of Saipan in the Pacific.

  • 1940

    The French fortress of Verdun is captured by Germans.

  • 1932

    Gaston Means is sentenced to 15 years for fraud in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping.

  • 1928

    Republicans, convening in Kansas City, name Herbert Hoover their candidate for President.

  • 1922

    Morris “Mo” Udall, U.S. Congressman.

  • 1920

    Three African Americans are lynched in Duluth, Minnesota, by a white mob of 5,000.

  • 1917

    Great Britain pledges the release of all Irish captured during the Easter Rebellion of 1916.

  • 1916

    President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America.

  • 1914

    Saul Steinberg, American cartoonist.

  • 1904

    Fire aboard the paddle steamer General Slocum on New York’s East River kills 1,021, mostly German-Americans.

  • 1902

    Erik H. Erikson, psychologist (Childhood and Society).