What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on April 30, would your number have been called?

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

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

more events on April 30

  • 1980

    Terrorists seize the Iranian Embassy in London.

  • 1975

    North Vietnamese troops enter the Independence Palace of South Vietnam in Saigon ending the Vietnam War.

  • 1973

    President Richard Nixon announces the resignation of Harry Robbins Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and other top aides.

  • 1972

    The North Vietnamese launch an invasion of the South.

  • 1970

    U.S. troops invade Cambodia to disrupt North Vietnamese Army base areas.

  • 1968

    U.S. Marines attack a division of North Vietnamese troops in the village of Dai Do.

  • 1954

    Jane Campion, New Zealand film director (The Piano, A Portrait of a Lady).

  • 1945

    Annie Dillard, writer (Pilgrim at Tinker Creek).

  • Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker. Karl Donitz becomes his successor.

  • 1943

    The British submarine HMS Seraph drops ‘the man who never was,’ a dead man the British planted with false invasion plans, into the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain.

  • 1933

    Willie Nelson, country singer.

  • 1931

    The George Washington Bridge, linking New York City and New Jersey, opens.

  • 1930

    The Soviet Union proposes a military alliance with France and Great Britain.

  • 1912

    Eve Arden (Eunice Quedens), actress.

  • 1909

    Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands.

  • 1870

    Franz Lehár, Hungarian composer (The Merry Widow, The Land of Smiles).

  • 1864

    Work begins on the Dams along the Red River, which will allow Union General Nathaniel Banks‘ troops to sail over the rapids above Alexandria, Louisiana.

  • 1858

    Mary Scott Lord Dimmick, First Lady to President Benjamin Harrison .

  • 1849

    Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian patriot and guerrilla leader, repulses a French attack on Rome.

  • 1812

    Louisiana is admitted into the Union as a state.

  • 1803

    The United States doubles in size through the Louisiana Purchase, which was sold by France for $15 million.

  • 1789

    George Washington is inaugurated as the first U.S. president.

  • 1777

    Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician.

  • 1725

    Spain withdraws from the Quadruple Alliance.

  • 1563

    All Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI.

  • 1527

    Henry VIII of England and King Francis of France sign the Treaty of Westminster.

  • 1250

    King Louis IX of France is ransomed.

  • 313

    Licinius unifies the whole of the eastern Roman Empire under his own rule.