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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 April 28, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

more events on April 28

  • 1969

    Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France.

  • 1967

    Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the U.S. Army and is stripped of his boxing title.

  • 1965

    The U.S. Army and Marines invade the Dominican Republic.

  • 1953

    French troops evacuate northern Laos.

  • 1947

    Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl and five others set out in a balsa wood craft known as Kon Tiki to prove that Peruvian Indians could have settled in Polynesia.

  • 1946

    The Allies indict Tojo on 55 counts of war crimes

  • 1945

    Benito Mussolini is killed by Italian partisans.

  • 1937

    Jean Redpath, Scottish folk singer.

  • Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq.

  • 1936

    Kenneth White, poet and essayist.

  • 1932

    A yellow fever vaccine for humans is announced.

  • 1930

    James Baker III, Cabinet secretary for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

  • The first organized night baseball game is played in Independence, Kansas.

  • 1926

    Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (To Kill a Mockingbird).

  • 1920

    Azerbaijan joins the Soviet Union.

  • 1919

    Les Irvin makes the first jump with an Army Air Corps parachute.

  • 1916

    British declare martial law throughout Ireland.

  • 1912

    Odette Hallowes, British secret agent.

  • 1910

    The first night air flight is performed by Claude Grahame-White in England.

  • 1902

    Johan Borgen, Norwegian novelist.

  • Revolution breaks out in the Dominican Republic.

  • 1898

    William Soutar, Scottish poet.

  • 1892

    John Jacob Niles, American folk singer and folklorist.

  • 1878

    Lionel Barrymore, American stage, screen and radio actor.

  • 1856

    Yokut Indians repel an attack on their land by 100 would-be Indian fighters in California.

  • 1818

    President James Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.

  • 1789

    The crew of the HMS Bounty mutinies against Captain William Bligh.

  • 1788

    Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the constitution.

  • 1760

    French forces besieging Quebec defeat the British in the second Battle on the Plains of Abraham.

  • 1758

    James Monroe, fifth President of the United States (1817-1825).

  • 1635

    Virginia Governor John Harvey is accused of treason and removed from office.

  • 1442

    Edward IV, king of England (1461-1470, 1471-1483), first king of the House of York.

  • 1282

    Villagers in Palermo lead a revolt against French rule in Sicily.

  • 357

    Constantius II visits Rome for the first time.