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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 August 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.

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Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.

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Richard Halligan, vocalist with band Blood Sweat & Tears.

more events on August 29

  • 2012

    The Egyptian Army’s Operation Eagle results in the deaths of 11 suspected terrorists and the arrest of another 23.

  • 2005

    Rains from Hurricane Katrina cause a levee breech at the Industrial Canal in New Orleans, causing severe flooding.

  • 2003

    A terrorist bomb kills Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, and nearly 100 worshipers as they leave a mosque in Najaf where the ayatollah had called for Iraqi unity.

  • 1995

    NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.

  • 1992

    Thousands of Germans demonstrate against a wave of racist attacks aimed at immigrants.

  • 1991

    USSR’s parliament suspends Communist Party activities in the wake of a failed coup.

  • 1986

    Morocco’s King Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, strengthening political and economic ties and creating a mutual defense pact.

  • 1977

    Lou Brock (St Louis Cardinals) breaks Ty Cobb’s 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893.

  • 1968

    Democrats nominate Hubert H Humphrey for president at their Chicago convention.

  • 1966

    The Beatles give their last public concert (Candlestick Park, San Francisco).

  • 1965

    Astronauts L. Gordon Cooper Jr. and Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5, marking the first time the US set an international duration record for a manned space mission.

  • 1964

    Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth’s career strikeout record (1,330).

  • 1960

    US U-2 spy plane spots SAM (surface-to-air) missile launch pads in Cuba.

  • 1958

    Michael Jackson, pop singer, entertainer.

  • 1957

    US Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957 after Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24-hour filibuster, the longest in Senate history, against the bill.