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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 27, would your number have been called?

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

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

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Josef Stalin calls tensions with Japan a grave danger.

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Savannah Guthrie, journalist; co-host of NBC's The Today Show.

more events on December 27

  • 2007

    After Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner of Kenya’s presidential elections, rioting begins in Mombasa, precipitating an economic, humanitarian and political crisis.

  • Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto assassinated.

  • 2004

     Radiation reaches Earth from the brightest extrasolar event ever witnessed, an explosion of magnetar SGR 1806-20.

  • 2001

    China receives permanent normal trade relations with the US.

  • 1996

    Taliban forces retake strategic Bagram Airfield during Afghan civil war.

  • 1985

    Palestinian guerrillas kill 18 people at airports in Rome and Vienna.

  • 1984

    Four Polish officers are tried for the slaying of Reverend Jerzy Popieluszko.

  • 1983

    President Reagan takes all responsibility for the lack of security in Beirut that allowed a terrorist on a suicide mission to kill 241 Marines.

  • 1979

    President Hafizullah Amin of Afghanistan is ousted and murdered in a coup backed by the Soviet Union, beginning a war that will last more than 10 years.

  • 1975

    Heather O’Rourke, child actress discovered at age 5 by Stephen Spielberg; she died at age 12 (Poltergeist film series).

  • 1971

    Savannah Guthrie, journalist; co-host of NBC’s The Today Show.

  • 1968

    The United States agrees to sell F-4 Phantom jets to Israel.

  • 1962

    Bill Self, college men’s basketball coach; named the National Coach of the Year in 2000, 2009 and 2011 by The Sporting News and Associated Press National Coach of the Year 2009.

  • 1956

    Segregation on buses in Tallahassee, Florida, is outlawed.

  • 1950

    The United States and Spain resume relations for the first time since the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s.