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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 March 11, 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.

What happened today


The peace of Rueil is signed between the Frondeurs (rebels) and the French government.

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Douglas Adams, British writer, (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).

more events on March 11

  • 1990

    Lithuania declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

  • 1985

    Mikhail Gorbachev is named the new Soviet leader.

  • 1973

    An FBI agent is shot at Wounded Knee in South Dakota.

  • 1969

    Levi-Strauss starts to sell bell-bottomed jeans.

  • 1966

    Three men are convicted of the murder of Malcolm X.

  • 1965

    The American navy begins inspecting Vietnamese junks in hopes of ending arms smuggling to the South.

  • 1952

    Douglas Adams, British writer, (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy).

  • 1942

    General Douglas MacArthur leaves Bataan for Australia.

  • 1941

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorizes the Lend-Lease Act which authorizes the act of giving war supplies to the Allies.

  • 1935

    The German Air Force becomes an official organ of the Reich.

  • 1930

    President Howard Taft becomes the first U.S. president to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

  • 1926

    Ralph David Abernathy, civil rights leader, associate of Dr. King.

  • 1908

    Lawrence Welk, orchestra leader.

  • 1907

    President Teddy Roosevelt induces California to revoke its anti-Japanese legislation.

  • 1905

    The Parisian subway is officially inaugurated.