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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 27, would your number have been called?

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


Demonstrators march in Tokyo to protest a defense treaty with the United States.

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Jimi Hendrix, influential rock musician.

more events on November 27

  • 2006

    Canadian House of Commons approves a motion, tabled by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, recognizing the Quebecois as a nation within Canada.

  • 2005

    First partial human face transplant completed Amiens, France.

  • 2004

    Pope John Paul II returns relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

  • 2001

    Hubble Space Telescope discovers a hydrogen atmosphere on planet Osiris, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.

  • 1999

    Helen Clark becomes first elected female Prime Minister of New Zealand.

  • 1984

    Britain and Spain sign the Brussels Agreement to enter discussions over the status of Gibraltar.

  • 1978

    Kurdistan Workers’ Party (Parti Karkerani Kurdistan, or PKK) founded; militant group that fought an armed struggle for an independent Kurdistan.

  • San Francisco mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, the city’s first openly gay supervisor, assassinated by former city supervisor Dan White.

  • 1973

    US Senate votes to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States, following Spiro Agnew’s resignation; the House will confirm Ford on Dec. 6.

  • 1970

    Syria joins the pact linking Libya, Egypt and Sudan.

  • 1967

    Charles DeGaulle vetoes Great Britain’s entry into the Common Market again.

  • Lyndon Johnson appoints Robert McNamara to presidency of the World Bank.

  • 1963

    Princess Desiree of Hohenzollern.

  • 1959

    Demonstrators march in Tokyo to protest a defense treaty with the United States.

  • 1957

    Caroline Kennedy, author, attorney, only surviving child of President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Bouvier; named US Ambassador to Japan (2013– ).