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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.

What happened today


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

Famous birthdays


Charles Chesnutt, African-American novelist.

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.