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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 05, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    101
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    33
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    265
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    338

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


What happened today

1947

Great Britain nationalizes its coal mines.

Famous birthdays

1928

Walter Mondale, 42nd Vice President of the United States, Democratic presidential nominee who lost to Ronald Reagan in 1984, and Ambassador to Japan.

more events on January 5

  • 2005

    Eris, largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System is discovered in images taken Oct. 21, 2003, at Palomar Observatory.

  • 1991

    The South Ossetia War (1991-92) begins as Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, capital of South Ossetia, Georgia.

  • 1982

    A Federal judge voids a state law requiring balanced classroom treatment of evolution and creationism.

  • 1979

    Ohio officials approve an out-of-court settlement awarding $675,000 to the victims and families in the 1970 shootings at Kent State University, in which four students were killed and nine wounded by National Guard troops.

  • 1971

    President Richard M. Nixon names Robert Dole as chairman of the Republican National Party.

  • 1969

    President Richard M. Nixon appoints Henry Cabot Lodge as negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks.

  • 1968

    U.S. forces in Vietnam launch Operation Niagara I to locate enemy units around the Marine base at Khe Sanh.

  • 1952

    Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Washington to confer with President Harry S. Truman.

  • 1951

    Inchon, South Korea, the site of General Douglas MacArthur’s amphibious flanking maneuver, is abandoned by United Nations force to the advancing Chinese Army.

  • 1947

    Great Britain nationalizes its coal mines.

  • 1942

    U.S. and Filipino troops complete their withdrawal to a new defensive line along the base of the Bataan peninsula.

  • 1938

    Juan Carlos I, King of Spain.

  • 1936

    Daggha Bur, Ethiopia, is bombed by the Italians.

  • 1932

    Umberto Eco, Italian novelist (The Name of the Rose).

  • 1928

    Walter Mondale, 42nd Vice President of the United States, Democratic presidential nominee who lost to Ronald Reagan in 1984, and Ambassador to Japan.