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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 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
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

What happened today


US Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall as first African-American Supreme Court justice.

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Molly Ivins, American political humorist, newspaper columnist.

more events on August 30

  • 1986

    KGB arrests journalist Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report) on a charge of spying and hold him for 13 days.

  • 1983

    Eiffel Tower welcomes its 150 millionth visitor, 33-year-old Parisian Jacqueline Martinez.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., becomes the first African-American astronaut to travel in space.

  • 1982

    Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) forced out of Lebanon after 10 years in Beirut during Lebanese Civil War.

  • 1979

    First recorded instance of a comet (Howard-Koomur-Michels) hitting the sun; the energy released is equal to approximately 1 million hydrogen bombs.

  • 1976

    Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show.

  • 1972

    Cameron Diaz, model, award-winning actress (The Mask, There’s Something About Mary, Any Given Sunday).

  • 1967

    US Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall as first African-American Supreme Court justice.

  • 1964

    Gavin Fisher, mechanical engineer; chief designer of the Williams Formula One racing team (1997–2005).

  • 1963

    Hot Line communications link installed between Moscow and Washington, DC.

  • 1961

    President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.

  • 1960

    US Army Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, receives posthumous Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia.

  • Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese political-paramilitary group Hezbollah since 1992.

  • 1958

    Anna Politkovskaya (Anna Mazepa), New York-born Ukrainian journalist, writer, human rights advocate best known for her reporting from Chechnya.

  • 1956

    Jayne Irving, TV broadcaster (Good Morning Britain).