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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.

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

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

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.