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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 28, 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.

more events on December 28

  • 1971

    The U.S. Justice Department sues Mississippi officials for ignoring the voting ballots of blacks in that state.

  • 1968

    Israel attacks an airport in Beirut, destroying 13 planes.

  • 1965

    The United States bars oil sales to Rhodesia.

  • 1951

    The United States pays $120,000 to free four fliers convicted of espionage in Hungary.

  • 1948

    Premier Nokrashy Pasha of Egypt is assassinated by a member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood because of his failure to achieve victory in the war against Israel.

  • 1946

    The French declare martial law in Vietnam as a full-scale war appears inevitable.

  • 1938

    France orders the doubling of forces in Somaliland; two warships are sent.

  • 1936

    Benito Mussolini sends planes to Spain to support Francisco Franco’s forces.

  • 1933

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt states, “The definite policy of the United States, from now on, is one opposed to armed intervention.”

  • 1927

    U.S. Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg suggests a worldwide pact renouncing war.

  • 1920

    The United States resumes the deportation of communists and suspected communists.

  • 1904

    Farmers in Georgia burn two million bales of cotton to prop up falling prices.

  • 1903

    John Von Neumann, Hungarian-born mathematician.

  • 1902

    Mortimer J. Adler, American philosopher, educator and writer.

  • 1882

    Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, English astronomer who confirmed Einstein’s theory of relativity.

  • 1872

    A U.S. Army force defeats a group of Apache warriors at Salt River Canyon, Arizona Territory, with 57 Indians killed but only one soldier.

  • 1856

    Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States.

  • 1846

    Iowa is admitted as the 29th State of the Union.

  • 1694

    George I of England gets divorced.

  • 1688

    William of Orange makes a triumphant march into London as James II flees.