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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 25, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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 25

  • 1953

    The first atomic cannon is fired in Nevada.

  • 1949

    Jamaica Kincaid, author (Annie John, Lucy).

  • 1946

    Jordan gains independence from Britain.

  • 1938

    Raymond Carver, American writer.

  • 1935

    Jesse Owens sets six world records in less than an hour in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  • 1932

    John Gregory Dunne, novelist and journalist.

  • 1929

    Beverly Sills, opera singer.

  • 1926

    Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter.

  • 1925

    John Scopes is indicted for teaching Darwinian theory in school.

  • 1914

    The British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule.

  • 1911

    Porfirio Diaz, President of Mexico, resigns his office.

  • 1908

    Theodore Roethke, poet.

  • 1898

    Gene Tunney, heavyweight boxing champion.

  • Bennett Cerf, publisher, founder of Random House.

  • 1889

    Igor Sikorsky, American aviation engineer who developed the first successful helicopter.

  • 1886

    Philip Murray, American labor leader, founder of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).

  • 1878

    Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, tap dancer.

  • 1851

    Jose Justo de Urquiza of Argentina leads a rebellion against Juan Manuel de Rosas, his former ally.

  • 1810

    Argentina declares independence from Napoleonic Spain.

  • 1803

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and philosopher.

  • 1787

    The Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia with George Washington presiding.

  • 1085

    Alfonso VI takes Toledo, Spain from the Muslims.

  • 585

    Thales of Greece makes the first known prediction of a solar eclipse.