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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 30, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    3
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    192
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    167
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    281

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


What happened today

1932

The Soviet Union bars food handouts for housewives under 36 years of age. They must now work to eat.

Famous birthdays

1935

Sandy Koufax, Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher with the L.A. Dodgers.

more events on December 30

  • 2006

    Saddam Hussein, former Iraq dictator, is executed by hanging for crimes committed against his own people during his rule.

  • 1976

    Governor Carey of New York pardons seven inmates, closing the book on the Attica uprising.

  • 1972

    After two weeks of heavy bombing raids on North Vietnam, President Nixon halts the air offensive and agrees to resume peace negotiations with Hanoi representative Le Duc Tho.

  • 1965

    Ferdinand E. Marcos is sworn in as the Philippine Republic’s sixth president.

  • 1947

    Romania’s King Michael is forced to abdicate by Soviet-backed Communists. Communists now control all of Eastern Europe.

  • 1935

    Sandy Koufax, Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher with the L.A. Dodgers.

  • 1932

    The Soviet Union bars food handouts for housewives under 36 years of age. They must now work to eat.

  • 1928

    Bo Diddley, blues composer and singer.

  • 1922

    Soviet Russia is renamed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

  • 1905

    Governor Frank Steunenberg of Idaho is killed by an assassin’s bomb.

  • 1884

    Tojo Hideki, Japanese Prime Minister during World War II.

  • 1867

    Simon Guggenheim, philanthropist and U.S. senator for Colorado.

  • 1865

    Rudyard Kipling, British author (Jungle Book, Soldiers Three).

  • 1862

    The draft of the Emancipation Proclamation is finished and circulated among President Abraham Lincoln‘s cabinet for comment.

  • 1861

    Banks in the United States suspend the practice of redeeming paper money for metal currency, a practice that would continue until 1879.