LINKS

To read the Selective Service’s own history of the Vietnam draft lotteries, go to www.sss.gov/About/History-And-Records/lotter1. This site has a CHART OF LOTTERY NUMBERS AND BIRTH DATES for all four years (1969 through 1972).

There is also a lot of information at the “Fighting 15th” military outfit’s web site at www.landscaper.net/draft.htm, including examples of official notices to report for physical and for induction, as well as a contemporary news report on the 1969 lottery.

More interesting information and insights are available at a Wellesley College poli sci professor’s website: www.wellesley.edu/Polisci/wj/Vietnam/draft.htm. This site has information on the draft and also lots of information on all aspects of the Vietnam war.

For a note on the non-random nature of the 1969 lottery, see www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v5n2/datasets.starr.html.

To see the humorous lyrics of folksinger Phil Ochs’ Draft Dodger Rag go to web.cecs.pdx.edu/~trent/ochs/lyrics/draft-dodger-rag.html.

Live coverage of the 1969 draft lottery by CBS (with Roger Mudd) can be viewed on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p5X1FjyD_g. You may have an anxiety attack all over again.

To read a recent study on how your lottery number supposedly influences your political views, see
www.columbia.edu/~rse14/vietnam.NYmeeting.April09.pdf

To read an article about the lottery in Vietnam magazine, which includes excerpts from stories on this site, see www.historynet.com/live-from-dc-its-lottery-night-1969.htm.