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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 October 21, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    243
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    5
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    282
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    288

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


What happened today

1861

The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Va. begins, a disastrous Union defeat which sparks Congressional investigations.

Famous birthdays

1969

Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain; presently (2013) First Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Supreme Commander, he is heir apparent to the Bahrain kingdom.

more events on October 21

  • 1994

    North Korea and the US sign an agreement requiring North Korea to halts its nuclear weapons program and agree to international inspections.

  • 1983

    The United States sends a ten-ship task force to Grenada.

  • 1979

    Israel’s Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan resigns over disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policies related to the Palestinians.

  • 1969

    Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain; presently (2013) First Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Supreme Commander, he is heir apparent to the Bahrain kingdom.

  • 1967

    The “March on the Pentagon,” protesting American involvement in Vietnam , draws 50,000 protesters.

  • 1961

    Bob Dylan records his first album in a single day at a cost of $400.

  • 1959

    The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in Manhattan.

  • 1956

    Carrie Fisher, actress, author, screenwriter; best known as Prince Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and he bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge; daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.

  • 1952

    Patti Davis, actress, author; daughter of former US Pres. Ronald Reagan.

  • 1950

    Ronald McNair, astronaut; died when Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after launch on Jan. 2, 1986.

  • North Korean Premier Kim Il-Sung establishes a new capital at Sinuiju on the Yalu River opposite the Chinese City of Antung.

  • 1942

    Eight American and British officers land from a submarine on an Algerian beach to take measure of Vichy French to the Operation Torch landings.

  • 1940

    Ernest Hemingway’s novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.

  • 1939

    As war heats up with Germany, the British war cabinet holds its first meeting in the underground war room in London.

  • 1938

    Carl Brewer, Canadian hockey player; won three Stanley Cups (1962-64) as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.