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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 04, would your number have been called?

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

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

more events on January 4

  • 2010

    Burj Khalifa (Khalifa tower) officially opens in Dubai, UAE. At 2,722 ft (829.8 m) it is the world’s tallest man-made structure.

  • 2007

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) becomes the first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • 2004

    Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia following the Rose Revolution of November 2003.

  • NASA Mars rover Spirit successfully lands on Mars.

  • 1999

    Jesse “The Body” Ventura, a former professional wrestler, is sworn in as populist governor of Minnesota.

  • 1990

    Over 300 people die and more than 700 are injured in Pakistan’s deadliest train accident, when an overloaded passenger train collides with an empty freight train.

  • 1976

    The Ulster Volunteer Force kills six Irish Catholic civilians in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The next day 10 Protestant civilians are murdered in retaliation.

  • 1974

    President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over tape recordings and documents that had been subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.

  • 1972

    Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey (The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales) in London, England.

  • 1970

    A 7.7 earthquake kills 15,000+ people in Tonghai County, China.

  • 1969

    Spain signs a treaty to return Ifni province to Morocco.

  • 1957

    Patty Loveless, country singer; her multiple awards include Academy of Country Music Top Female Vocalist 1996, 1997.

  • 1952

    The French Army in Indochina launches Operation Nenuphar in hopes of ejecting a Viet Minh division from the Ba Tai forest.

  • 1951

    UN forces abandon Seoul, Korea, to the Chinese Communist Army.

  • 1943

    Doris Kearns Goodwin, biographer, historian, political commentator; won Pulitzer Prize in 1995 (No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The American Homefront During WWII) and the Lincoln Prize in 2005 (Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln).

  • 1941

    Maureen Reagan, actress, political activist; first child born to Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman.

  • 1940

    Gao Xingjian, novelist, playwright, critic; awarded Nobel Prize for Literature (2000).

  • 1936

    Billboard magazine publishes its first music “Hit Parade.”

  • 1935

    Floyd Patterson, professional boxer; at age 21 he became the youngest man to win the world heavyweight title (later replaced by Mike Tyson at age 20) and the first heavyweight to regain the title.

  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt claims in his State of the Union message that the federal government will provide jobs for 3.5 million Americans on welfare.

  • 1914

    Jane Wyman, American film actress, received Academy Award for Johnny Belinda; she was the first wife of future US President Ronald Reagan.

  • 1904

    The U.S. Supreme Court decides in the Gonzales v. Williams case that Puerto Ricans are not aliens and can enter the United States freely, yet stops short of awarding citizenship.

  • 1902

    France offers to sell their Nicaraguan Canal rights to the United States.

  • 1896

    Utah becomes the 45th state of the Union.

  • 1863

    Union General Henry Halleck, at the direction of President Abraham Lincoln, orders General Ulysses Grant to revoke his infamous General Order No. 11 that expelled Jews from his operational area in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi.

  • 1809

    Louis Braille, developer of a reading system for the blind.

  • 1785

    Jacob Ludwig Grimm, German philosopher who wrote fairy tales with his brother.

  • 1643

    Sir Isaac Newton, scientist who developed the laws of gravity and planetary relations.