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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 26, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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 26

  • 1993

    Roy Campanella, legendary catcher for the Negro Leagues and the Los Angeles Dodgers, dies.

  • 1975

    Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is convicted of election fraud.

  • 1971

    The U.S. Justice Department issues a warrant for Daniel Ellsberg, accusing him of giving away the Pentagon Papers.

  • 1963

    President John Kennedy announces “Ich bin ein Berliner” at the Berlin Wall.

  • 1961

    A Kuwaiti vote opposes Iraq’s annexation plans.

  • 1951

    The Soviet Union proposes a cease-fire in the Korean War.

  • 1945

    The U.N. Charter is signed by 50 nations in San Francisco, California.

  • 1942

    The Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter flies for the first time.

  • 1931

    Colin Henry Wilson, British author (The Outsider).

  • 1926

    A memorial to the first U.S. troops in France is unveiled at St. Nazaire.

  • 1924

    After eight years of occupation, American troops leave the Dominican Republic.

  • 1918

    The Germans begin firing their huge 420 mm howitzer, “Big Bertha,” at Paris.

  • 1917

    General Pershing arrives in France with the American Expeditionary Force.

  • 1916

    Russian General Aleksei Brusilov renews his offensive against the Germans.

  • 1915

    Charlotte Zolotow, American children’s writer.

  • 1914

    Laurie Lee, British writer (Cider with Rosie).

  • 1909

    Tom Parker, Elvis Presley‘s manager.

  • 1908

    Shah Muhammad Ali’s forces squelch the reform elements of Parliament in Persia.

  • 1907

    Russia’s nobility demands drastic measures be taken against revolutionaries.

  • 1904

    Peter Lorre, film actor (Casablanca, M).

  • 1902

    William P. Lear, American engineer and industrialist.

  • 1900

    The United States announces it will send troops to fight against the Boxer Rebellion in China.

  • 1898

    Wilhelm Emil Messerschmitt, German engineer.

  • 1893

    William “Big Bill” Broonzy, blues singer and guitarist.

  • 1892

    Pearl S. Buck, American novelist (The Good Earth).

  • 1863

    Jubal Early and his Confederate forces move into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

  • 1862

    General Robert E. Lee attacks George McClellan‘s line at Mechanicsville during the Seven Days’ campaign.

  • 1844

    Julia Gardiner and President John Tyler are married in New York City.

  • 1819

    Abner Doubleday, Civil War general.

  • 1804

    The Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches the mouth of the Kansas River after completing a westward trek of nearly 400 river miles.

  • 1794

    The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus.

  • 1742

    Arthur Middleton, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

  • 1541

    Former followers murder Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish Conqueror of Peru.

  • 1243

    The Seljuk Turkish army in Asia Minor is wiped out by the Mongols.

  • 1096

    Peter the Hermit‘s crusaders force their way across Sava, Hungary.

  • 363

    Roman Emperor Julian dies, ending the Pagan Revival.