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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 26, would your number have been called?

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

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

more events on March 26

  • 1992

    An Indianapolis court finds heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson guilty of rape.

  • 1989

    The first free elections take place in the Soviet Union. Boris Yeltsin is elected.

  • 1982

    Ground is broken in Washington D.C. for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

  • 1979

    The Camp David treaty is signed between Israel and Egypt.

  • 1969

    Writer John Kennedy Toole commits suicide at the age of 32. His mother helps get his first and only novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, published. It goes on to win the 1981 Pulitzer Prize.

  • The Soviet weather Satellite Meteor 1 is launched.

  • 1961

    John F. Kennedy meets with British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in Washington to discuss increased Communist involvement in Laos.

  • 1954

    The United States sets off an H-bomb blast in the Marshall Islands, the second in four weeks.

  • 1953

    Dr. Jonas Salk announces a new vaccine against polio.

  • Eisenhower offers increased aid to the French fighting in Indochina.

  • 1951

    The United States Air Force flag design is approved.

  • 1950

    Senator Joe McCarthy names Owen Lattimore, an ex-State Department adviser, as a Soviet spy.

  • 1942

    Erica Jong, poet, novelist (Fear of Flying, How to Save Your Own Life).

  • The Germans begin sending Jews to Auschwitz in Poland.

  • 1938

    Hermann Goering warns all Jews to leave Austria.

  • 1933

    Vine Deloria, Jr., writer, activist.

  • 1930

    Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

  • Gregory Corso, beat poet, discovered literature in prison.

  • 1923

    Bob Elliot, radio comedian, one half of Bob and Ray.

  • 1918

    On the Western Front, the Germans take the French towns Noyon, Roye and Lihons.

  • 1914

    William Westmoreland, U.S. army general during the Vietnam War.

  • 1913

    The Balkan allies take Adrianople.

  • 1911

    Tennessee Williams, American dramatist (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire).

  • 1904

    Joseph Campbell, folklorist and writer.

  • 1885

    Eastman Film Co. manufactures the first commercial motion picture film.

  • 1880

    Duncan Hines, U.S. restaurant guide author

  • 1874

    Robert Frost, poet, multiple Pulitzer Prize-winner.

  • 1859

    A.E. Houseman, poet (A Shropshire Lad).

  • 1850

    Edward Bellamy, writer (Looking Backward).

  • 1832

    Famed western artist George Catlin begins his voyage up the Missouri River aboard the American Fur Company steamship Yellowstone.

  • 1827

    German composer Ludwig Van Beethoven dies in Vienna. He had been deaf for the later part of his life, but said on his death bed “I shall hear in heaven.”

  • 1819

    Louise Otto, German author.

  • 1804

    The territory of New Orleans is organized in the Louisiana Purchase.

  • Congress orders the removal of Indians east of the Mississippi River to Louisiana.

  • 1799

  • 1517

    The famous Flemish composer Heinrich Issac dies.