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 22, would your number have been called?

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

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

more events on June 22

  • 1995

    Nigeria’s former military ruler Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo and his chief deputy are charged with conspiracy to overthrow Gen. Sani Abacha’s military government.

  • 1981

    Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon.

  • 1980

    The Soviet Union announces a partial withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.

  • 1973

    Skylab astronauts splash down safely in the Pacific after a record 28 days in space.

  • 1970

    President Richard Nixon signs the 26th amendment, lowering the voting age to 18.

  • 1956

    The battle for Algiers begins as three buildings in The Casbah are blown up.

  • 1944

    President Franklin Roosevelt signs the “GI Bill of Rights” to provide broad benefits for veterans of the war.

  • 1942

    A Japanese submarine shells Fort Stevens at the mouth of the Columbia River.

  • 1941

    Ed Bradley, broadcast journalist.

  • Under the code-name Barbarossa, Germany invades the Soviet Union.

  • 1940

    France and Germany sign an armistice at Compiegne, on terms dictated by the Nazis.

  • 1938

    Joe Louis floors Max Schmeling in the first round of the heavyweight bout at Yankee Stadium.

  • 1933

    Adolf Hitler bans political parties in Germany other than the Nazis.

  • 1930

    A son is born to Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

  • 1925

    France and Spain agree to join forces against Abd el Krim in Morocco.

  • 1921

    Joseph Papp, theater director and producer, founder of the New York Public Theatre and Shakespeare-in-the-Park.

  • 1915

    Austro-German forces occupy Lemberg on the Eastern Front as the Russians retreat.

  • 1911

    King George V of England is crowned.

  • 1910

    German bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich announces a definitive cure for syphilis.

  • 1906

    Billy Wilder, film director (Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment).

  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author, wife of Charles Lindbergh (Gifts from the Sea).

  • 1898

    Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front).

  • 1876

    General Alfred Terry sends Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer to the Rosebud and Little Bighorn rivers to search for Indian villages.

  • 1864

    Confederate General A. P. Hill turns back a Federal flanking movement at the Weldon Railroad near Petersburg, Virginia.

  • 1807

    British seamen board the USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to the War of 1812.

  • 1772

    Slavery is outlawed in England.

  • 1757

    George Vancouver, English navigator.

  • 1558

    The French take the French town of Thionville from the English.

  • 1377

    Richard II, who is still a child, begins his reign, following the death of his grandfather, Edward III. His coronation takes place July 16.