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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 January 01, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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 January 1

  • 1999

    The euro, the new money of 11 European nations, goes into effect on the continent of Europe.

  • 1986

    As the United States builds its strength in the Mediterranean, Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi threatens to retaliate if attacked.

  • 1959

    Fidel Castro seizes power in Cuba as General Fulgencio Batista flees.

  • 1945

    In Operation Bodenplatte, German planes attack American forward air bases in Europe. This is the last major offensive of the Luftwaffe.

  • 1937

    At a party at the Hormel Mansion in Minnesota, a guest wins $100 for naming a new canned meat–Spam.

  • 1923

    Sadi Lecointe sets a new aviation speed record flying an average of 208 mph at Istres.

  • 1919

    J.D. [Jerome David] Salinger, U.S. novelist (The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey).

  • 1918

    The first gasoline pipeline begins operation. Along the 40 miles and three inches of pipe from Salt Creek to Casper, Wyoming.

  • 1915

    The German submarine U-24 sinks the British battleship Formidable in the English Channel.

  • 1907

    The Pure Food and Drug Act becomes law in the United States.

  • 1895

    J. Edgar Hoover, founding director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

  • 1891

    Facilities opened on Ellis Island, New York, to cope with the vast flood of immigrants coming into the United States.

  • 1879

    E.M. [Edward Morgan] Forster, English novelist (A Passage to India, A Room With a View).

  • 1863

    President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves in the Confederacy.

  • Confederate General Braxton Bragg and Union General William Rosecrans readjust their troops as the Battle of Murfreesboro continues.

  • 1830

    William Lloyd Garrison publishes the first edition of a journal entitled The Liberator, calling for the complete and immediate emancipation of all slaves in the United States.

  • 1824

    The Camp Street Theatre opens as the first English-language playhouse in New Orleans.

  • 1808

    A U.S. law banning the import of slaves comes into effect, but is widely ignored.

  • 1788

    The Times, London’s oldest running newspaper, publishes its first edition.

  • 1766

    The Old Pretender, son of James III, dies.

  • 1752

    Betsy Ross, flag maker.

  • 1735

    Paul Revere, U.S. patriot.

  • 1698

    The Abenaki Indians and Massachusetts colonists sign a treaty halting hostilities between the two.

  • 1586

    Sir Francis Drake launches a surprise attack on the heavily fortified city of Santo Domingo in Hispanola.

  • 1500

    The Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral reaches the coast of Brazil and claims the region for Portugal.