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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 13, would your number have been called?

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

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

more events on November 13

  • 2001

    US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to planned or actual terrorist acts against the US.

  • 2000

    Articles of impeachment passed against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.

  • 1989

    Hans-Adam II becomes Prince of Liechtenstein (1989– ) upon the death of his father, Franz Joseph II.

  • Compact of Free Association: the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau—places US troops wrested from Japanese control in WWII—become sovereign nations, associated states of the United States.

  • 1985

    Some 23,000 people die when the Nevado del Ruiz erupts, melting a glacier and causing a massive mudslide that buries Armero, Columbia.

  • 1982

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated in Washington, DC.

  • 1970

    A powerful tropical cyclone strikes the Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), causing an estimated half-million deaths in a single night; the Bhola cyclone is regarded as the worst natural disaster of the 20th century.

  • 1969

    Anti-war protesters stage a symbolic “March Against Death” in Washington, DC.

  • 1956

    The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously strikes down two Alabama laws requiring racial segregation on public buses.

  • 1955

    Whoopi Goldberg,comedian, actress (The Color Purple; Ghost), singer, talk show host (The View); second African American woman to win an Oscar (Best Supporting Actress, Ghost, 1990); one of few entertainers to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy.

  • 1952

    Harvard’s Paul Zoll becomes the first man to use electric shock to treat cardiac arrest.

  • 1947

    Joe Mantegna, actor, producer, director, voice actor (The Godfather Part III; Criminal Minds TV series; voice of mob boss Fat Tony on The Simpsons).

  • 1945

    Charles de Gaulle is elected president of France.

  • 1942

    Lt. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower flies to Algeria to conclude an agreement with French Admiral Jean Darlan..

  • 1941

    A German U-boat, the U-81 torpedoes Great Britain’s premier aircraft carrier, the HMS Ark Royal. The ship sinks the next day.

  • 1940

    William Taubman, political scientist, author; won Pulitzer Prize for biography (2004) for his biography of Nikita Khrushchev.

  • U.S. Supreme Court rules in Hansberry v. Lee that African Americans cannot be barred from white neighborhoods.

  • 1934

    Garry Marshall, actor, director, producer; created Happy Days TV series and its spinoffs.

  • 1927

    New York’s Holland Tunnel officially opens for traffic.

  • 1924

    Motoo Kimura, Japanese biologist who introduced the neutral theory of molecular evolution (1968).

  • 1914

    The brassiere, invented by Caresse Crosby, is patented.

  • 1911

    John Jordan “Buck” O’Neill, first African American coach in Major League Baseball; previously, he was a first baseman and manager in the Negro League.

  • 1909

    Eugene Ionesco, Romanian-born dramatist; a leading playwright of the Theater of the Absurd genre (The Bald Soprano, Rhinoceros).

  • 1907

    Paul Corno achieves the first helicopter flight.

  • 1897

    The first metal dirigible is flown from Tempelhof Field in Berlin.

  • 1878

    New Mexico Governor Lew Wallace offers amnesty to many participants of the Lincoln County War, but not to gunfighter Billy the Kid.

  • 1862

    Lewis Carroll writes in his diary, “Began writing the fairy-tale of Alice–I hope to finish it by Christmas.”

  • 1860

    South Carolina’s legislature calls a special convention to discuss secession from the Union.

  • 1856

    Louis Brandeis, the first Jew to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • 1851

    The London-to-Paris telegraph begins operation.

  • 1850

    Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist and poet (Treasure Island, Kidnapped).

  • 1835

    Texans officially proclaim independence from Mexico, and calls itself the Lone Star Republic, after its flag, until its admission to the Union in 1845.

  • 1474

    In the Swiss-Burgundian Wars, Swiss infantry shatters the army of Charles the Bold at Hericourt near Belfort, countering his march to Lorraine.

  • 1312

    Edward III, King of England who won victories against such renowned foes as Baybars, Llewellyn and Wallace.

  • 354

    Saint Augustine, Christian theologian and philosopher.