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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 11, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    39
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    73
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    56
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    82

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


What happened today

1981

Military forces in El Salvador kill over 800 civilians in what is known as the El Mozote massacre during the Salvadoran Civil War.

Famous birthdays

1926

Willie "Big Mama" Thornton, blues singer.

more events on December 11

  • 2008

    Bernard “Bernie” Madoff arrested and charged with securities fraud in what was called a $50-billion Ponzi scheme.

  • 2006

    President of Mexico Felipe Calderon launches a military-led offensive against drug cartel violence in the state of Michoacan.

  • 2005

    Cronulla riots begin in Cronulla, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

  • 2001

    People’s Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization.

  • 1997

    The Kyoto Protocol international treaty intended to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses, opens for signature.

  • 1981

    Hamish Blake, Australian comedian, actor, author; won Gold Logie Award for “Most Popular Personality on Television”; half of award-winning comedy duo Hamish and Andy (Andy Lee).

  • Military forces in El Salvador kill over 800 civilians in what is known as the El Mozote massacre during the Salvadoran Civil War.

  • 1978

    Massive demonstrations take place in Tehran against the shah.

  • 1972

    Challenger, the lunar lander for Apollo 17, touches down on the moon’s surface, the last time that men visit the moon.

  • 1967

    The Concorde, a joint British-French venture and the world’s first supersonic airliner, is unveiled in Toulouse, France.

  • 1964

    Frank Sinatra, Jr., is returned home to his parents after being kidnapped for the ransom amount of $240,000.

  • 1955

    Israel raids Syrian positions on the Sea of Galilee.

  • 1951

    Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball.

  • 1950

    Christina Onassis, businesswoman; inherited and operated the Onassis shipping businessh.

  • 1945

    A Boeing B-29 Superfortress shatters all records by crossing the United States in five hours and 27 minutes.