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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
    361
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    26
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    24
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    122

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


What happened today

0585

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

Famous birthdays

1926

Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter.

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.