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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 May 11, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    37
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    293
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    107
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    307

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


What happened today

1812

British Prime Minster Spencer Perceval is shot by a bankrupt banker in the lobby of the House of Commons.

Famous birthdays

1912

Phil Silvers, comedian and actor.

more events on May 11

  • 1967

    The Siege of Khe Sanh ends with the base is still in American hands.

  • 1960

    Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires.

  • 1933

    Louis Farrakhan, American religious leader.

  • 1930

    Stanley Elkin, author (George Mills).

  • 1918

    Richard Feynman, theoretical physicist.

  • 1912

    Phil Silvers, comedian and actor.

  • 1904

    Salvador Dali, surrealist painter.

  • 1895

    William Grant Still, American composer and conductor.

  • 1894

    Mari Sandoz, writer and biographer (Crazy Horse).

  • 1888

    Irving Berlin, composer, writer of over 1,500 songs.

  • 1885

    “”King” Joseph Oliver, jazz cornetist and bandleader.

  • 1864

    Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern.

  • 1862

    Confederates scuttle the CSS Virginia off Norfolk, Virginia.

  • 1860

    Giuseppe Garibaldi lands at Marsala, Sicily.

  • 1858

    Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.