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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.

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.

  • 1916

    The First Aero Squadron takes off from Columbus, NM to join Gen. John J. Pershing and his Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa in Mexico.

  • 1912

    Adolf Galland, German Luftwaffe pilot.

  • 1906

    Adolf Eichman, Nazi Gestapo officer.

  • 1904

    John J. Sirica, U.S. Federal Judge who ruled on Watergate issues.

  • 1903

    The U.S. Senate ratifies the Cuban treaty, gaining naval bases in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda.

  • 1891

    Earl Warren, governor of California, later 14th Supreme Court Chief Justice.

  • 1889

    Sarah Gertrude Millina, South African writer (The Dark River, God’s Stepchildren).

  • 1879

    Jim Currie opens fire on the actors Maurice Barrymore and Ben Porter near Marshall, Texas. His shots wound Barrymore and kill Porter.

  • 1860

    William Jennings Bryan, orator, statesman, known as “The Great Communicator.”

  • 1849

    Alfred von Tirpitz, Prussian admiral who commanded the German fleet in early World War I.

  • 1848

    Wyatt Earp, U.S. marshal.

  • 1822

    Boston is incorporated as a city.

  • 1821

    Sir Richard Burton, English explorer.

  • 1813

    David Livingston, explorer found by Henry Stanley in Africa.

  • 1721

    Tobias George Smollett, satirical author and physician (Roderick Random, Humphrey Clinker).

  • 1702

    On the death of William III of Orange, Anne Stuart, sister of Mary, succeeds to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland.

  • 1687

    The French explorer La Salle is murdered by his own men while searching for the mouth of the Mississippi, along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

  • 1589

    William Bradford, governor of Plymouth colony for 30 years.