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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 02, 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.

What happened today


British police arrest the "Yorkshire Ripper" serial killer, Peter Sutcliffe.

Famous birthdays


Helen Herron Taft, First Lady to President William Howard Taft.

more events on January 2

  • 2006

    A coal mine explosion in Sago, West Virginia, kills 12 miners and critically injures another. This accident and another within weeks lead to the first changes in federal mining laws in decades.

  • 1999

    A severe winter storm hits the Midwestern US; in Chicago temperatures plunge to -13 ºF and19 inches of snow fell; 68 deaths are blamed on the storm.

  • 1981

    British police arrest the “Yorkshire Ripper” serial killer, Peter Sutcliffe.

  • 1980

    President Jimmy Carter asks the U.S. Senate to delay the arms treaty ratification in response to Soviet action in Afghanistan.

  • 1973

    The United States admits the accidental bombing of a Hanoi hospital.

  • 1968

    Cuba Gooding Jr., actor; won Academy Award for Jerry Maguire.

  • 1966

    American G.I.s move into the Mekong Delta for the first time.

  • 1963

    In Vietnam, the Viet Cong down five U.S. helicopters in the Mekong Delta. 30 Americans are reported dead.

  • 1948

    Judith Miller, journalist; while working for the New York Times, she was involved in two major controversies, one concerning faulty information in her coverage of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and the other concerning the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

  • 1943

    The Allies capture Buna in New Guinea.

  • 1942

    Hugh Shelton, US general; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1997–2001; the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the US occurred near the end of his term.

  • In the Philippines, the city of Manila and the U.S. Naval base at Cavite fall to Japanese forces.

  • 1936

    Roger Miller, singer, songwriter, actor (“King of the Road,” “Dang Me”).

  • In Berlin, Nazi officials claim that their treatment of Jews is not the business of the League of Nations.

  • 1932

    Japanese forces in Manchuria set up a puppet government known as Manchukuo.