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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 23, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    109
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    44
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    336
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    212

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


What happened today

1885

Former general and president Ulysses S. Grant dies at the age of 63.

Famous birthdays

1940

Wilma Rudolph, American athlete.

more events on June 23

  • 1966

    Civil Rights marchers in Mississippi are dispersed by tear gas.

  • 1964

    Henry Cabot Lodge resigns as the U.S. envoy to Vietnam and is succeeded by Maxwell Taylor.

  • 1952

    The U.S. Air Force bombs power plants on the Yalu River, Korea.

  • 1951

    Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposes cease-fire discussions in the Korean War.

  • 1944

    In one of the largest air strikes of the war, the U.S. Fifteenth Air Force sends 761 bombers against the oil refineries at Ploiesti, Romania.

  • 1943

    James Levine, pianist and conductor.

  • 1940

    Wilma Rudolph, American athlete.

  • 1934

    Italy gains the right to colonize Albania after defeating the country.

  • 1927

    Bob Fosse, choreographer and director.

  • 1912

    Alan M. Turing, English mathematician and pioneer of computer theory.

  • 1910

    Jean Anouilh, French playwright.

  • 1902

    Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy renew the Triple Alliance for a 12-year duration.

  • 1894

    Alfred Kinsey, zoologist and sociologist.

  • Edward VIII, King of England [1936].

  • 1885

    Former general and president Ulysses S. Grant dies at the age of 63.