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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 28, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

more events on June 28

  • 1976

    The first women enter the U.S. Air Force Academy.

  • 1972

    Richard Nixon announces that no new draftees will be sent to Vietnam.

  • 1971

    The Supreme Court overturns the draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali.

  • 1970

    Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] stands before the Supreme Court regarding his refusal of induction into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

  • 1967

    14 people are shot during race riots in Buffalo, New York.

  • 1964

    Malcolm X founds the Organization for Afro-American Unity to seek independence for blacks in the Western Hemisphere.

  • 1954

    French troops begin to pull out of Vietnam’s Tonkin province.

  • 1950

    General Douglas MacArthur arrives in South Korea as Seoul falls to the North.

  • 1949

    The last U.S. combat troops are called home from Korea, leaving only 500 advisers.

  • 1947

    Mark Helprin, novelist (Winter’s Tale).

  • 1945

    General Douglas MacArthur announces the end of Japanese resistance in the Philippines.

  • 1942

    German troops launch an offensive to seize Soviet oil fields in the Caucasus and the city of Stalingrad.

  • 1938

    Congress creates the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to insure construction loans.

  • 1930

    More than 1,000 communists are routed during an assault on the British consulate in London.

  • 1926

    Mel Brooks, comedian, actor, and director (The Producers, Blazing Saddles).

  • 1921

    A coal strike in Britain is settled after three months.

  • 1919

    Germany signs the Treaty of Versailles under protest.

  • 1914

    Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated at Sarajevo, Serbia.

  • 1911

    Samuel J. Battle becomes the first African-American policeman in New York City.

  • 1909

    Eric Ambler, British mystery writer (The Dark Frontier, Uncommon Danger).

  • 1906

    Maria Goeppert Mayer, Nobel Prize-winning physicist.

  • 1902

    Richard Rodgers, American composer.

  • Congress passes the Spooner bill, authorizing a canal to be built across the Isthmus of Panama.

  • 1891

    Esther Forbes, author (Johnny Tremain).

  • 1884

    Congress declares Labor Day a legal holiday.

  • 1874

    The Freedmen’s Bank, created to assist former slaves in the United States, closes. Customers of the bank lose $3 million.

  • 1873

    Alexis Carrel, Nobel Prize-winning French surgeon and biologist.

  • 1867

    Luigi Pirandello, Italian playwright (Six Characters in Search of an Author).

  • 1863

  • 1862

    Fighting continues between Union and Confederate forces during the Seven Days’ campaign.

  • 1839

    Cinque and other Africans are kidnapped and sold into slavery in Cuba.

  • 1778

    Mary “Molly Pitcher” Hays McCauley, wife of an American artilleryman, carries water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth.

  • 1776

    Colonists repulse a British sea attack on Charleston, South Carolina.

  • 1712

    Jean Jacques Rousseau, French social philosopher (The Social Contract).

  • 1709

    Russians defeat the Swedes and Cossacks at the Battle of Poltava.

  • 1675

    Frederick William of Brandenburg crushes the Swedes.

  • 1635

    The French colony of Guadeloupe is established in the Caribbean.

  • 1577

    Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter.

  • 1491

    Henry VIII, King of England (1509-1547), founder of the Church of England.