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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
  • 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 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.

  • 1884

    A Chinese Army defeats the French at Bac Le, Indochina.

  • 1876

    Irvin S. Cobb, U.S. writer, actor, and editor.

  • 1865

    Confederate General Stand Watie surrenders his army at Fort Towson, in the Oklahoma Territory.

  • 1863

    Confederate forces overwhelm a Union garrison at the Battle of Brashear City in Louisiana.

  • 1848

    A bloody insurrection of workers erupts in Paris.

  • 1760

    Austrian forces defeat the Prussians at Landshut, Germany.

  • 1758

    British and Hanoverian armies defeat the French at Krefeld in Germany.

  • 1700

    Russia gives up its Black Sea fleet as part of a truce with the Ottoman Empire.

  • 1683

    William Penn signs a friendship treaty with the Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.