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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 21, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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


General Douglas MacArthur offers amnesty to Filipinos rebelling against American rule.

Famous birthdays


Rockwell Kent, artist, book illustrator.

more events on June 21

  • 1995

    The U.S. Senate votes against the nomination of Dr. Henry W. Foster for Surgeon General.

  • 1982

    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

  • John Hinckley Jr. is found not guilty by reason of insanity for attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan.

  • 1964

    Three civil rights workers disappear in Meridian, Mississippi.

  • 1963

    France announces it will withdraw from the NATO fleet in the North Atlantic.

  • 1958

    A federal judge allows Little Rock, Arkansas to delay school integration.

  • 1948

    Dr. Peter Goldmark demonstrates his “long-playing” record.

  • 1945

    Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to American troops.

  • 1942

    German General Erwin Rommel captures the port city of Tobruk in North Africa.

  • 1939

    Baseball legend Lou Gehrig is forced to quit baseball because of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis–a disease which wastes muscles.

  • 1928

    Judith Raskin, soprano.

  • 1927

    Carl Stokes, the first black mayor of Cleveland, Ohio.

  • 1922

    Judy Holliday, actress.

  • 1919

    Germans scuttle their own fleet at Scapa Flow, Scotland.

  • 1915

    Germany uses poison gas for the first time in warfare in the Argonne Forest.