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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 19, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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 May 19

  • 1967

    U.S. planes bomb Hanoi for the first time.

  • 1964

    U.S. diplomats find at least 40 microphones planted in the American embassy in Moscow.

  • 1941

    Nora Ephron, screenwriter and director.

  • Jane Brody, food and health writer.

  • 1935

    The National Football League adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936.

  • 1934

    James Lehrer, broadcast journalist.

  • 1925

    Malcolm X (Malcolm Little), African-American activist.

  • 1921

    Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system.

  • 1895

    Johns Hopkins, merchant and philanthropist.

  • 1890

    Ho Chi Minh (Nguyen That Thanh), Vietnamese nationalist and political leader.

  • 1879

    Lady Nancy Astor (Nancy Witcher Langhorne), the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons.

  • 1864

    The Union and Confederate armies launch their last attacks against each other at Spotsylvania, Virginia.

  • 1863

    Union General Ulysses S. Grant‘s first attack on Vicksburg is repulsed.

  • 1858

    A pro-slavery band led by Charles Hamilton executes unarmed Free State men near Marais des Cygnes on the Kansas-Missouri border.

  • 1856

    Senator Charles Sumner speaks out against slavery.

  • 1780

    Near total darkness descends on New England at noon. No explanation is found.

  • 1762

    Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher.

  • 1643

    The French army defeats a Spanish army at Rocroi, France.

  • 1635

    Cardinal Richelieu of France intervenes in the great conflict in Europe by declaring war on the Hapsburgs in Spain.

  • 1608

    The Protestant states form the Evangelical Union of Lutherans and Calvinists.

  • 1588

    The Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal.

  • 1568

    Defeated by the Protestants, Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England where Queen Elizabeth imprisons her.

  • 1536

    Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII‘s second wife, is beheaded on Tower Green.

  • 1535

    French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail for North America.

  • 715

    St. Gregory II begins his reign as Catholic Pope.