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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 19, would your number have been called?

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

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

more events on June 19

  • 1995

    The Richmond Virginia Planning Commission approves plans to place a memorial statue of tennis professional Arthur Ashe.

  • 1987

    The U.S. Supreme Court voids the Louisiana law requiring schools to teach creationism.

  • 1973

    The Case-Church Amendment prevents further U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia.

  • 1968

    Over 50,000 people march on Washington, D.C. to support the Poor People’s Campaign.

  • 1965

    Air Marshall Nguyen Cao Ky becomes South Vietnam’s youngest premier at age 34.

  • 1963

    Soviet cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova, becomes the first woman in space.

  • 1961

    Kuwait regains complete independence from Britain.

  • 1958

    Nine entertainers refuse to answer a congressional committee’s questions on communism.

  • 1951

    President Harry S. Truman signs the Universal Military Training and Service Act, which extends Selective Service until July 1, 1955 and lowers the draft age to 18.

  • 1947

    Salman Rushdie, British author (Midnight’s Children, The Satanic Verses).

  • 1945

    Tobias Wolff, American writer (This Boy’s Life: A Memoir, The Night in Question).

  • Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize recipient (1991).

  • 1944

    U.S. Navy carrier-based planes shatter the remaining Japanese carrier forces in the Battle of the Marianas.

  • 1942

  • 1937

    The town of Bilbao, Spain, falls to the Nationalist forces.

  • 1934

    The National Archives and Records Administration is established.

  • 1933

    France grants Leon Trotsky political asylum.

  • 1919

    Pauline Kael, American film critic, author.

  • Mustafa Kemal founds the Turkish National Congress at Ankara and denounces the Treaty of Versailles.

  • 1903

    Henry Louis Gehrig, professional baseball player.

  • The young school teacher, Benito Mussolini, is placed under investigation by police in Bern, Switzerland.

  • 1900

    Laura Hobson, novelist (Gentleman’s Agreement).

  • 1897

    Moe Howard, comic actor, one of the Three Stooges.

  • 1885

    The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City from France.

  • 1867

    Mexican Emperor Maximilian is executed.

  • 1864

    The USS Kearsarge sinks the CSS Alabama off of Cherbourg, France.

  • 1862

    President Abraham Lincoln outlines his Emancipation Proclamation. News of the document reaches the South.

  • 1861

    Virginians, in what will soon be West Virginia, elect Francis Pierpont as their provisional governor.

  • 1846

    The New York Knickerbocker Club plays the New York Club in the first baseball game at Elysian Field, Hoboken, New Jersey.

  • 1821

    The Ottomans defeat the Greeks at the Battle of Dragasani.

  • 1778

    General George Washington‘s troops finally leave Valley Forge after a winter of training.

  • 1623

    Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher.

  • 1566

    James I, King of England (1603-1625).

  • 240

    Eratosthenes estimates the circumference of Earth using two sticks.