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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 13, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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 May 13

  • 1981

    Pope John Paul II survives an assassination attempt.

  • 1968

    Peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam begin in Paris.

  • 1958

    French troops take control of Algiers.

  • 1944

    Allied forces in Italy break through the German Gustav Line into the Liri Valley.

  • 1940

    Bruce Chatwin, travel writer (Patagonia).

  • 1922

    Jersey City, N.J. teenager Charles “Buster” Rech beat the Washington, D.C., titlist in a “Fat” match and was crowned the “marbles champion of the world.” This launched a rage of marble tournaments and inter-city challenges, leading to the 1923 creation of the National Marbles Tournament, the country’s first (and still running) nationwide game contest for kids.

  • 1914

    Joe Louis, world heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949.

  • 1913

    Igor Sikorsky flies the first four-engine aircraft.

  • 1912

    Gil Evans, jazz pianist and composer.

  • The Royal Flying Corps is established in England.

  • 1907

    Daphne du Maurier, author (Rebecca).

  • 1888

    Slavery is abolished in Brazil.

  • 1864

    The Battle of Resaca commences as Union General William T. Sherman fights towards Atlanta.

  • 1861

    Britain declares its neutrality in the American Civil War.

  • 1857

    Ronald Ross, bacteriologist.

  • 1846

    The United States declares war on Mexico after fighting has already begun.

  • 1842

    Sir Arthur Sullivan, composer, collaborator with W.S. Gilbert.

  • 1779

    The War of Bavarian Succession ends.

  • 1729

    Henry William Stiegel, early American glassmaker.

  • 1648

    Margaret Jones of Plymouth is found guilty of witchcraft and is sentenced to be hanged.

  • 1607

    English colonists land near the James River in Virginia.