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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 19, 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
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

What happened today


The state of Nevada legalizes gambling.

Famous birthdays


David Livingston, explorer found by Henry Stanley in Africa.

more events on March 19

  • 1981

    One technician is killed and two others are injured during a routine test on space shuttle Columbia.

  • 1963

    In Costa Rica, President John F. Kennedy and six Latin American presidents pledge to fight Communism.

  • 1949

    The Soviet People’s Council signs the constitution of the German Democratic Republic, and declares that the North Atlantic Treaty is merely a war weapon.

  • 1947

    Chiang Kai-Shek’s government forces take control of Yenan, the former headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party.

  • 1945

    Adolf Hitler orders a scorched-earth policy for his retreating German armies in the west and east.

  • 1944

    The German 352nd Infantry Division deploys along the coast of France.

  • 1936

    The Soviet Union signs a pact of assistance with Mongolia against Japan.

  • 1935

    The British fire on 20,000 Muslims in India, killing 23.

  • 1933

    Phillip Roth, American novelist and short-story writer (Portnoy’s Complaint).

  • 1931

    The state of Nevada legalizes gambling.

  • 1925

    Brent Scrowcroft, Lt. Gen. (USAF), National Security Advisor to President George H.W. Bush.

  • 1924

    U.S. troops are rushed to Tegucigalpa as rebel forces take the Honduran capital.

  • 1920

    The U.S. Senate rejects the Versailles Treaty for the second time.

  • 1918

    Congress authorizes Daylight Savings Time.

  • 1917

    The Adamson Act, eight hour day for railroad workers, is ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.