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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 28, 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

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

more events on May 28

  • 1961

    Amnesty International, a human rights organization, is founded.

  • 1953

    Melody, the first animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor, premiers.

  • 1940

    Maeve Binchy, Irish writer (Circle of Friends, The Copper Beach).

  • Belgium surrenders to Germany.

  • 1936

    Fred Chappell, poet and novelist.

  • 1932

    Stephen Birmingham, novelist and biographer.

  • 1919

    May Swenson, poet.

  • 1918

    Herb Shriner, radio humorist.

  • 1916

    Walker Percy, writer (The Moviegoer, Love in the Ruins).

  • 1912

    Patrick White, Australian writer (The Tree of Man, The Eye of the Storm).

  • 1910

    T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist and singer.

  • 1908

    Ian Fleming, British novelist, created the character James Bond.

  • 1900

    Britain annexes the Orange Free State in South Africa.

  • 1888

    Jim Thorpe, American athlete.

  • 1871

    The Paris commune is suppressed by troops from Versailles.

  • 1863

    The 54th Massachusetts, a regiment of African-American recruits, leaves Boston, headed for Hilton Head, South Carolina.

  • 1859

    The French army launches a flanking attack on the Austrian army in Northern France.

  • 1830

    Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to the western Prairie.

  • 1818

    P. G. T. Beauregard, Confederate general during the American Civil War.

  • 1807

    Jean Agassiz, naturalist and educator.

  • 1805

    Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned in Milan, Italy.

  • 1779

    Thomas Moore, Irish poet.

  • 1759

    William Pitt the Younger, prime minister of England (1783-1801).

  • 1738

    Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French inventor of the execution device which bears his name.

  • 585

    A solar eclipse interrupts a battle outside Sardis in western Turkey between Medes and Lydians. The battle ends in a draw.