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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.

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.

  • 1953

    The polio virus is identified and photographed for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • 1945

    Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua (2007– ).

  • Chris Dreja, musician; guitarist and bass player for The Yardbirds.

  • 1944

    Private Eddie Slovik is convicted of desertion and sentenced to death for refusing to join his unit in the European Theater of Operations.

  • 1940

    Britain’s Royal Navy attacks the Italian fleet at Taranto.

  • 1938

    Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” is performed for the first time by singer Kate Smith.

  • 1935

    Albert Anderson and Orvil Anderson set a new altitude record in South Dakota, when they float to 74,000 feet in a balloon.

  • 1933

    The first of the great dust storms of the 1930s hits North Dakota.

  • 1928

    Carlos Fuentes, Mexican novelist and essayist.

  • 1925

    Jonathan Winters, comedian.

  • 1922

    Kurt Vonnegut, American novelist (Slaughterhouse Five).

  • Canada’s Vernon McKenzie urges to fight U.S. propaganda with taxes on U.S. magazines.

  • 1921

    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery is dedicated.

  • 1919

    The first two-minutes’ silence is observed in Britain to commemorate those who died in the Great War.

  • 1918

    The German leaders sign the armistice ending World War I.

  • 1909

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

  • 1898

    Rene Clair, French film director.

  • 1889

    Washington becomes the 42nd state of the Union.

  • 1885

    George S. Patton, U.S. Army commander in World War II.

  • 1831

    Nat Turner, a slave who led a revolt against slave owners, is hanged in Jerusalem, Virginia.

  • 1821

    Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist and political revolutionary (The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment).

  • 1778

    Indians, led by William Butler, massacre the inhabitants of Cherry Valley, N.Y.

  • 1499

    Pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck is executed.

  • 1050

    Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.