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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 November 11, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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.

What happened today


Construction begins on the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

Famous birthdays


Rene Clair, French film director.

more events on November 11

  • 2008

    RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)sets sail on her final voyage, bound for Dubai.

  • 2006

    Queen Elizabeth II unveils New Zealand War Memorial in London.

  • 2004

    Palestine Liberation organization confirms the death of its longtime chairman Yasser Arafat; cause of death has never been conclusively determined.

  • New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Museum, Wellington.

  • 2001

    Journalists Pierre Billaud (France), Johanne Sutton (France) and Voker Handloik (Germany) killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy in which they were traveling.

  • 1999

    House of Lords Act reforming Britain’s House of Lords, given Royal Assent; the act removed the right to hereditary seats (sitting members were permitted to remain).

  • 1993

    Sculpture honoring women who served in the Vietnam War dedicated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

  • 1987

    An unidentified buyer buys Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “Irises” from the estate of Joan Whitney Payson for $53.9 million at Sotheby’s in New York.

  • 1974

    Bettina Goislard, first United Nations worker to be killed in Afghanistan (Nov. 16, 2003) since the fall of the Taliban in December 2001; she was a French employee of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio, actor; (Titanic, The Great Gatsby) won Golden Globe for Best Actor (The Aviator, 2004).

  • 1973

    The Soviet Union is kicked out of World Cup soccer for refusing to play Chile.

  • Israel and Egypt sign a cease-fire.

  • 1970

    U.S. Army Special Forces raid the Son Tay prison camp in North Vietnam but find no prisoners.

  • 1966

    The United States launches Gemini 12, a two-man orbiter, into orbit.

  • 1962

    Demi Moore, actress (Ghost, A Few Good Men); in 1996 became highest-paid actress in film history when she received $12.5 million to star in Striptease.