What happened on your birthday?

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
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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 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.

  • 1925

    Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is sworn in as the first woman governor in the United States.

  • 1923

    The U.S. Senate debates the benefits of Peyote for the American Indian.

  • 1921

    Wagner’s “Die Walkyrie” opens in Paris. This is the first German opera performed in Paris since the beginning of World War I.

  • 1920

    GOP women demand equal representation at the Republican National Convention in June.

  • 1919

    British ships shell the Bolshevik headquarters in Riga.

  • 1917

    Bulgarian and German troops occupy the Port of Braila.

  • 1914

    Henry Ford astounds the world as he announces that he will pay a minimum wage of $5 a day and will share with employees $10 million in the previous year’s profits.

  • 1904

    American Marines arrive in Seoul, Korea, to guard the U.S. legation there.

  • 1876

    Conrad Adenauer, first chancellor of post-World War II West Germany.

  • 1861

    The merchant vessel Star of the West sets sail from New York to Fort Sumter, in response to rebel attack, carrying supplies and 250 troops.

  • 1815

    Federalists from all over New England, angered over the War of 1812, draw up the Hartford Convention, demanding several important changes in the U.S. Constitution.

  • 1779

    Stephen Decatur, American naval hero during actions against the Barbay pirates and the War of 1812.

  • 1757

    Robert Francois Damiens makes an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate King Louis XV of France.

  • 1477

    Swiss troops defeat the forces under Charles the Bold of Burgundy at the Battle of Nancy.