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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 20, 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


The Maryland National Guard is ordered desegregated.

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Thomas McGrath, poet and novelist.

more events on November 20

  • 2008

    Dow Jones Industrial Average sinks to lowest level in 11 years in response to failures in the US financial system.

  • 1998

    First module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.

  • 1992

    Fire in England’s Windsor Castle causes over £50 million in damages.

  • 1981

    Microsoft Windows 1.0 released.

  • 1978

    South Africa backs down on a plan to install black rule in neighboring Namibia.

  • 1975

    Dierks Bentley, country singer, songwriter (“What Was I Thinkin'”, “Every Mile a Memory”).

  • 1974

    The United States files an antitrust suit to break up ATT.

  • 1971

    The United States announces it will give Turkey $35 million for farmers who agree to stop growing opium poppies.

  • 1967

    U.S. census reports the population at 200 million.

  • 1963

    Wan Yanhai, Chinese activist.

  • 1962

    President John F. Kennedy bars religious or racial discrimination in federally funded housing.

  • 1955

    The Maryland National Guard is ordered desegregated.

  • 1950

    U.S. troops push to the Yalu River, within five miles of Manchuria.

  • 1947

    Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) marries Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey.

  • 1946

    Duane Allman, singer, songwriter, musician; co-founder and primary leader of the The Allman Brothers Band until his death in 1971.