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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 December 01, would your number have been called?

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

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

What happened today


Kaiser Wilhelm II refuses to meet with Boer leader Paul Kruger in Berlin.

Famous birthdays


Mary Martin, American actress.

more events on December 1

  • 2001

    Trans World Airlines’ final flight following the carrier’s purchase by American Airlines; TWA began operating 76 years earlier. The final flight, 220, piloted by Capt. Bill Compton, landed at St. Louis International Airport.

  • 1991

    Ukraine’s voters overwhelmingly approve a referendum for independence from the USSR.

  • 1990

    Channel Tunnel sections from France and the UK meet beneath the English Channel.

  • 1989

    East Germany’s parliament changes its constitution, abolishing a section that gave the Communist Party the leading role in the state.

  • 1988

    Benazir Bhutto, politician, becomes the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Pakistan and the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state

  • 1986

    Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North pleads the 5th Amendment before a Senate panel investigating the Iran-Contra arms sale.

  • 1981

    AIDS virus officially recognized.

  • 1971

    Indian Army recaptures part of Kashmir, which had been occupied by Pakistan.

  • 1969

    America’s first draft lottery since 1942 is held.

  • 1966

    Andrew Adamson, New Zealand film director, producer, screenwriter (Shrek; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe); he was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2006.

  • 1958

    Candace Bushnell, author (Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries).

  • 1955

    Rosa Parks refuses to sit in the back of a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, defying the South’s segregationist laws.

  • 1949

    Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord whose Medellin Cartel killed thousands.

  • 1945

    Bette Midler, singer, songwriter, actress, producer; her awards include 3 Grammys, 4 Golden Globes, 3 Emmys and a special Tony for her contribution to Broadway (1974).

  • 1942

    National gasoline rationing goes into effect in the United States.