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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 21, 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 last German troops leave Alsace-Lorraine, France.

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Rene Magritte, surrealist painter (Golconda).

more events on November 21

  • 2006

    Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel assassinated in Beirut.

  • 1995

    The Dayton Peace Agreement is initialed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio; the agreement, formally ratified in Paris on Dec. 14, ends the three-and-a-half year war between Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • 1986

    The Justice Department begins an inquiry into the National Security Council into what will become known as the Iran-Contra scandal.

  • 1985

    US Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard arrested for spying and passing classified information to Israel; he received a life sentence on Nov. 1, 1987.

  • 1970

    U.S. planes conduct widespread bombing raids in North Vietnam.

  • 1967

    President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the air quality act, allotting $428 million for the fight against pollution.

  • 1966

    Troy Aikman, pro football quarterback; led Dallas Cowboys to three Super Bowl victories; member of Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame.

  • 1949

    The United Nations grants Libya its independence by 1952.

  • 1948

    George Zimmer, businessman; founded Men’s Wearhouse.

  • 1945

    Goldie Hawn, actress, director, producer; gained public attention as part of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In TV series in the 1960s; won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Cactus Flower (1969).

  • 1944

    Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, pro basketball player known for his flamboyant playing style.

  • Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, US Senate Majority Whip (2007 – ).

  • 1936

    Victor Chang, Chinese Australian cardiac surgeon who pioneered the development of an artificial heart valve.

  • 1934

    Cole Porter’s musical Anything Goes premieres at New York’s Alvin Theatre.

  • A New York court rules Gloria Vanderbilt unfit for custody of her daughter.