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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 27, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on May 27

  • 1999

    The international war crimes tribunal indicts Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic for war atrocities.

  • 1972

    President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet Communist Party chief Leonid Brezhnev sign an arms reduction agreement.

  • 1969

    Construction begins on Walt Disney World in Florida.

  • 1960

    A military coup overthrows the democratic government of Turkey.

  • 1944

    American General Douglas MacArthur lands on Biak Island in New Guinea.

  • 1942

    German General Erwin Rommel begins a major offensive in Libya with his Afrika Korps.

  • 1941

    The German battleship Bismarck is sunk by British naval and air forces.

  • 1937

    San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opens.

  • 1935

    The Supreme Court declares President Franklin Roosevelt‘s National Recovery Act unconstitutional.

  • 1929

    Colonel Charles Lindbergh marries Anne Spencer Morrow.

  • 1925

    Tony Hillerman, mystery novelist (The Blessing Way, Sacred Clowns).

  • 1923

    Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon.

  • 1919

    A U.S. Navy seaplane completes the first transatlantic flight.

  • 1915

    Herman Wouk, author (The Winds of War, The Caine Mutiny).

  • 1912

    John Cheever, writer (The Wapshot Chronicles).

  • 1911

    Vincent Price, actor and horror film icon.

  • Hubert Humphrey, U.S. politician.

  • 1907

    Rachel Carson, biologist and writer (Silent Spring, The Sea Around Us).

  • The Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco.

  • 1894

    (Samuel) Dashiell Hammett, detective writer (The Maltese Falcon).

  • 1878

    Isadora Duncan, dancer and choreographer.

  • 1837

    Wild Bill [James Butler] Hickok, American frontiersman and lawman.

  • 1819

    Julia Ward Howe, writer of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

  • 1813

    Americans capture Fort George, Canada.

  • 1794

    Cornelius Vanderbilt, American industrialist and philanthropist.

  • 1668

    Three colonists are expelled from Massachusetts for being Baptists.

  • 1647

    Achsah Young becomes the first woman known to be executed as a witch in Massachusetts.

  • 1564

    John Calvin, one of the dominant figures of the Protestant Reformation, dies in Geneva.