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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 12, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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.

What happened today


Orders are given in Richmond, Virginia, that no more supplies from the Union should be received by Federal prisoners.

Famous birthdays


John Osbourne, playwright and film producer (Look Back in Anger).

more events on December 12

  • 2000

    The US Supreme Court announces its decision in Bush v. Gore, effectively ending legal changes to the results of that year’s Presidential election.

  • 1995

    Willie Brown beats incumbent mayor Frank Jordon to become the first African-American mayor of San Francisco.

  • 1991

    The Russian Federation becomes independent from the USSR.

  • 1985

    Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashes after takeoff at Gander, Newfoundland; among the 256 dead are 236 members of the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division.

  • 1979

    South Korean Army Major General Chun Doo-hwan, acting without authorization from President Choi Kyu-ha, orders the arrest of Army Chief of Staff General Jeong Seung-hwa, alleging that the chief of staff was involved in the assassination of ex-President Park Chung Hee.

  • 1967

    The United States ends the airlift of 6,500 men in Vietnam.

  • 1964

    Three Buddhist leaders begin a hunger strike to protest the government in Saigon.

  • Kenya becomes a republic.

  • 1956

    The United Nations calls for immediate Soviet withdrawal from Hungary.

  • 1952

    Cathy Rigby, gymnast, actress.

  • 1943

    Grover Washington Jr, singer, songwriter, musician, producer.

  • The exiled Czech government signs a treaty with the Soviet Union for postwar cooperation.

  • The German Army launches Operation Winter Tempest, the relief of the Sixth Army trapped in Stalingrad.

  • 1940

    Dionne Warwick, singer, actress.

  • 1938

    Connie Francis, singer.