What happened on your birthday?

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.

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.

  • 1912

    Mary McCarthy, American novelist (Memories of Catholic Girlhood, The Group).

  • 1911

    Albert Hirschfeld, illustrator.

  • Porforio Diaz, the ex-president of Mexico, exiles himself to Paris.

  • 1908

    Mulai Hafid again proclaims himself the true sultan of Morocco.

  • 1905

    Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and existentialist.

  • 1900

    Gen. John “Black Jack” Pershing offers amnesty to Filipinos rebelling against American rule.

  • 1892

    Reinhold Niebuhr, Protestant theologian.

  • 1887

    Britain celebrates the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria.

  • 1882

    Rockwell Kent, artist, book illustrator.

  • 1880

    Arnold Lucius Gesell, psychologist and pediatrician.

  • 1863

    In the second day of fighting, Confederate troops fail to dislodge a Union force at the Battle of LaFourche Crossing.

  • 1862

    Union and Confederate forces skirmish at the Chickahominy Creek.

  • 1859

    Henry Ossawa Tanner, African-American painter.

  • 1834

    C. H. McCormick patents the first practical reaper.

  • 1791

    The French royal family is arrested in Varennes.

  • 1764

    William Sydney Smith, British seaman during the Napoleonic Wars.

  • 1675

    Christopher Wren begins work on rebuilding St. Paul’s Cathedral in London after the Great Fire.

  • 1667

    The Peace of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War as the Dutch cede New Amsterdam to the English.