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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 20, would your number have been called?

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

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

more events on June 20

  • 1999

    NATO declares an official end to its bombing campaign of Yugoslavia.

  • 1972

    President Richard Nixon names General Creighton Abrams as Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

  • 1967

    Boxing champion Muhammad Ali is convicted of refusing induction into the American armed services.

  • 1964

    General William Westmoreland succeeds General Paul Harkins as head of the U.S. forces in Vietnam.

  • 1963

    The United States and the Soviet Union agree to establish a hot line between Washington and Moscow.

  • 1955

    The AFL and CIO agree to combine names for a merged group.

  • 1946

    Andre Watts, pianist.

  • 1941

    The U.S. Army Air Force is established, replacing the Army Air Corps.

  • 1928

    Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of the National Front party in France.

  • 1924

    Audie Murphy, American soldier during World War II, author and actor.

  • Chet Atkins, guitarist.

  • 1923

    France announces it will seize the Rhineland to assist Germany in paying her war debts.

  • 1920

    Race riots in Chicago, Illinois leave two dead and many wounded.

  • 1910

    Josephine Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Jordanstown, Wildwood).

  • Chester Arthur Burnett, blues singer.

  • Mexican President Porfirio Diaz proclaims martial law and arrests hundreds.

  • 1909

    Errol Flynn, film actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood).

  • 1907

    Lillian Hellman, playwright (The Little Foxes, Toys in the Attic).

  • 1901

    Charlotte M. Manye of South Africa becomes the first native African to graduate from an American University.

  • 1899

    Jean Moulin, French Resistance fighter during World War II.

  • 1898

    On the way to the Philippines to fight the Spanish, the U.S. Navy seizes the island of Guam.

  • 1887

    Kurt Schwitters, German artist.

  • 1863

    President Abraham Lincoln admits West Virginia into the Union as the 35th state.

  • 1858

    Charles Chesnutt, African-American novelist.

  • 1837

    18-year-old Victoria is crowned Queen of England.

  • 1819

    The paddle-wheel steamship Savannah arrives in Liverpool, England, after a voyage of 27 days and 11 hours–the first steamship to successfully cross the Atlantic.

  • 1793

    Eli Whitney applies for a cotton gin patent.

  • 1756

    Nearly 150 British soldiers are imprisoned in the ‘Black Hole’ cell of Calcutta. Most die.

  • 1723

    Adam Ferguson, Scottish historian and philosopher (Principals of Moral and Political Science).

  • 1397

    The Union of Kalmar unites Denmark, Sweden, and Norway under one monarch.

  • 451

    Roman and barbarian warriors halt Attila‘s army at the Catalaunian Plains in eastern France.