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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 27, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
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Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

more events on June 27

  • 1985

    The U.S. House of Representatives votes to limit the use of combat troops in Nicaragua.

  • 1973

    President Richard Nixon vetoes a Senate ban on the Cambodia bombing.

  • 1963

    Henry Cabot Lodge is appointed U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam.

  • 1953

    Alice McDermott, writer (That Night, At Weddings and Wakes).

  • 1950

    The UN Security Council calls on members for troops to aid South Korea.

  • 1944

    Allied forces capture the port city of Cherbourg, France.

  • 1942

    The Allied convoy PQ-17 leaves Iceland for Murmansk and Archangel.

  • 1929

    Scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York reveal a system for transmitting television pictures.

  • 1927

    Bob Keeshan, American television actor, best known as “Captain Kangaroo.”

  • The U.S. Marines adopt the English bulldog as their mascot.

  • 1926

    Frank O’Hara, American poet.

  • 1924

    Democrats offer Mrs. Leroy Springs the vice presidential nomination, the first woman considered for the job.

  • 1923

    Yugoslav Premier Nikola Pachitch is wounded by Serb attackers in Belgrade.

  • 1920

    I.A.L. Diamond, screenwriter.

  • 1918

    Two German pilots are saved by parachutes for the first time.

  • 1913

    Willie Mosconi, professional billiards player.

  • Richard Bissell, novelist and playwright.

  • 1905

    The crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinies.

  • 1888

    Antoinette Perry, actress and director, namesake of the “Tony” Awards.

  • 1880

    Helen Keller, American educator.

  • 1872

    Paul Laurence Dunbar, African-American poet and writer.

  • 1871

    The yen becomes the new form of currency in Japan.

  • 1869

    Emma Goldman, Lithuanian-born American anarchist, feminist and birth control advocate.

  • 1864

    General William Sherman is repulsed by Confederates at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

  • 1862

    Confederates break through the Union lines at the Battle of Gaines’ Mill–the third engagement of the Seven Days’ campaign.

  • 1833

    Prudence Crandall, a white woman, is arrested for conducting an academy for black women in Canterbury, Conn.

  • 1743

    English King George II defeats the French at Dettingen, Bavaria.

  • 1682

    Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718).

  • 1462

    Louis XII, King of France (1498-1515).