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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 18, would your number have been called?

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

What happened today


The U.S. Senate defeats the Bonus Bill as 10,000 veterans mass around the Capitol.

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Igor Stravinsky, Russian-born U.S. composer (The Rite of Spring, The Firebird).

more events on June 18

  • 1994

    Millions of Americans watch former football player O.J. Simpson–facing murder charges–drive his Ford Bronco through Los Angeles, followed by police.

  • 1983

    Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.

  • 1979

    President Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sign the Salt II pact to limit nuclear arms.

  • 1972

    Five men are arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C.

  • 1970

    North Vietnamese troops cut the last operating rail line in Cambodia.

  • 1966

    Samuel Nabrit becomes the first African American to serve on the Atomic Energy Commission.

  • 1965

    27 B-52s hit Viet Cong outposts, but lose two planes in South Vietnam.

  • 1963

    The U.S. Supreme Court bans the required reading of the Lord’s prayer and Bible in public schools.

  • 1959

    A Federal Court annuls the Arkansas law allowing school closings to prevent integration.

  • 1953

    South Korean President Syngman Rhee releases Korean non-repatriate POWs against the will of the United Nations.

  • Soviet tanks fight thousands of Berlin workers rioting against the East German government.

  • 1951

    General Vo Nguyen Giap ends his Red River Campaign against the French in Indochina.

  • 1950

    Surgeon Richard Lawler performs the first kidney transplant operation in Chicago.

  • 1949

    Chris Van Allsburg, children’s author and illustrator (Jumanji, The Polar Express).

  • 1945

    Organized Japanese resistance ends on the island of Mindanao.