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 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.

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.

  • 1941

    The first Civil Air Patrol is organized in the United States.

  • Great Britain declares a state of emergency in Malaya following reports of Japanese attacks.

  • Japan’s Tojo rejects U.S. proposals for a Pacific settlement as fantastic and unrealistic.

  • 1940

    Richard Pryor, influential comedian, actor, satirist.

  • 1935

    Woody Allen [Allen Stewart Konigsberg], American actor, writer and director (Annie Hall).

  • 1934

    Josef Stalin’s aide, Sergei Kirov, is assassinated in Leningrad.

  • 1933

    Nazi storm troops become an official organ of the Reich.

  • 1925

    Martin Rodbell, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist.

  • After a seven-year occupation, 7,000 British troops evacuate Cologne, Germany.

  • 1918

    An American army of occupation enters Germany.

  • 1916

    King Constantine of Greece refuses to surrender to the Allies.

  • 1913

    Mary Martin, American actress.

  • 1909

    President William Howard Taft severs official relations with Nicaragua’s Zelaya government and declares support for the revolutionaries.

  • 1908

    The Italian Parliament debates the future of the Triple Alliance and asks for compensation for Austria’s action in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

  • 1905

    Twenty officers and 230 guards are arrested in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the revolt at the Winter Palace.

  • 1900

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

  • 1886

    Rex Stout, writer, creator of detective character Nero Wolfe.

  • 1881

    Virgil, Wyatt and Morgan Earp are exonerated in court for their action in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz.

  • 1863

    Oliver Herford, American humorist and poet.

  • Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy, is released from prison in Washington.

  • 1862

    President Abraham Lincoln gives the State of the Union address to the 37th Congress.

  • 1861

    The U.S. gunboat Penguin seizes the Confederate blockade runner Albion carrying supplies worth almost $100,000.

  • 1847

    Julia Moore, poet.

  • 1761

    Madame Tussaud, Swiss-born modeller in wax who founded the world-famous exhibition on London’s Baker Street.

  • 1581

    Edmund Champion and other Jesuit martyrs are hanged at Tyburn, England, for sedition, after being tortured.

  • 1135

    Henry I of England dies and the crown is passed to his nephew Stephen of Bloise.