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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 18, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    128
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    208
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    73
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    13

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


What happened today

1989

The European Economic Community and the Soviet Union sign an agreement on trade and economic communication.

Famous birthdays

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Paul Klee, Swiss abstract painter.

more events on December 18

  • 2010

    In an opening act of Arab Spring, anti-government protests erupt in Tunisia.

  • 2008

    United Arab Emirates holds it first-ever elections.

  • 2005

    Civil war begins in Chad with a rebel assault on Adre; the rebels are believed to be backed by Chad’s neighbor, Sudan.

  • 2002

    California Gov. Gray Davis announces the state faces a record budget deficit; the looming $35 billion shortfall is almost double the amount reported a month earlier during the state’s gubernatorial campaign.

  • 1989

    The European Economic Community and the Soviet Union sign an agreement on trade and economic communication.

  • 1978

    Katie Holmes, actress (Dawson’s Creek TV series, Batman Begins).

  • 1972

    President Richard M. Nixon declares that the bombing of North Vietnam will continue until an accord can be reached (Operation Linebacker II).

  • 1970

    An atomic leak in Nevada forces hundreds of citizens to flee the test site.

  • 1965

    U.S. Marines attack VC units in the Que Son Valley during Operation Harvest Moon.

  • 1963

    Brad Pitt, actor (12 Monkeys, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).

  • 1960

    A rightist government is installed under Prince Boun Oum in Laos as the United States resumes arms shipments.

  • 1956

    Japan is admitted to the United Nations.

  • 1951

    North Koreans give the United Nations a list of 3,100 POWs.

  • 1946

    Steven Spielberg, film director (E.T., Jurassic Park, and Schindler’s List).

  • 1944

    Japanese forces are repelled from northern Burma by British troops.