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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 22, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    247
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    307
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    59
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    146

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


What happened today

1807

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

Famous birthdays

1906

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

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.