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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.

What happened today


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

Famous birthdays


James Lehrer, broadcast journalist.

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.