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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 29, 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

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

What happened today


As the French army races to support them and the Austrian army mobilizes to oppose them, 150,000 Piedmontese troops invade Piedmontese territory.

Famous birthdays


Sir Thomas Beecham, founder of the London Philharmonic.

more events on April 29

  • 1992

    Four Los Angeles police offices are acquitted of charges stemming from the beating of Rodney King. Rioting ensues.

  • 1983

    Harold Washington is sworn in as Chicago’s first black mayor.

  • 1975

    The U.S. embassy in Vietnam is evacuated as North Vietnamese forces fight their way into Saigon.

  • 1946

    Former Japanese leaders are indicted in Tokyo as war criminals.

  • 1945

    The Nazi concentration camp of Dachau is liberated by Allied troops.

  • The German Army in Italy surrenders unconditionally to the Allies.

  • 1930

    The film All Quiet on the Western Front, based on Erich Maria Remarque’s novel Im Western Nichts Neues, premiers.

  • 1927

    Construction of the Spirit of St. Louis is completed.

  • 1924

    Open revolt breaks out in Santa Clara, Cuba.

  • 1918

    America’s WWI Ace of Aces, Eddie Rickenbacker, scores his first victory with the help of Captain James Norman Hall.

  • 1916

    Irish nationalists surrender to the British in Dublin.

  • 1913

    Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patents the all-purpose zipper.

  • 1901

    Hirohito, emperor of Japan during and after World War II.

  • 1899

    Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, renowned jazz composer and musician.

  • 1879

    Sir Thomas Beecham, founder of the London Philharmonic.