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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 13, 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.

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General Leclerc's Free French forces merge with the British under Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery in Libya.

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Robert Stack, actor; portrayed Elliot Ness in TV series The Untouchables.

more events on January 13

  • 1990

    In Virginia, Douglas Wilder, the first African American elected governor of a US state, takes office.

  • 1982

    Air Florida Flight 90 Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge shortly after takeoff, then plunges into the Potomac River; 78 people, including 4 motorists, are killed.

  • 1980

    The United States offers Pakistan a two-year aid plan to counter the Soviet threat in Afghanistan.

  • 1976

    Argentina ousts a British envoy in dispute over the Falkland Islands.

  • 1968

    U.S. reports shifting most air targets from North Vietnam to Laos.

  • 1965

    Two U.S. planes are shot down in Laos while on a combat mission.

  • 1961

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress, producer (Seinfeld TV series)

  • 1955

    Chase National and the Bank of Manhattan agree to merge resulting in the second largest U.S. bank.

  • 1947

    British troops replace striking truck drivers.

  • 1945

    The Red Army opens an offensive in South Poland, crashing 25 miles through the German lines.

  • 1944

    Plants are destroyed and 64 U.S. aircraft are lost in an air attack in Germany.

  • 1943

    General Leclerc’s Free French forces merge with the British under Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery in Libya.

  • 1937

    The United States bars Americans from serving in the Civil War in Spain.

  • 1931

    The bridge connecting New York and New Jersey is named the George Washington Memorial Bridge.

  • 1929

    Joe Pass, considered one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century.