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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 15, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    17
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    75
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    325
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    221

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


What happened today

1976

Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life in prison for her failed attempt to assassinate US President Gerald Ford.

Famous birthdays

1929

Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

more events on January 15

  • 2001

    Wikipedia goes online.

  • 1992

    Slovenia and Croatia’s independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is recognized by the international community.

  • 1991

    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II approves Australia instituting its own Victoria Cross honors system, the first county in the British Commonwealth permitted to do so.

  • UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw its forces from occupied Kuwait passes, setting the stage for Operation Desert Storm.

  • 1982

    Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia.

  • 1976

    Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life in prison for her failed attempt to assassinate US President Gerald Ford.

  • 1975

    The Alvor Agreement is signed, ending the Angolan War of independence and granting the country independence from Portugal.

  • 1973

    Four of six remaining Watergate defendants plead guilty.

  • US President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action by US troops in Vietnam.

  • 1967

    Some 462 Yale faculty members call for an end to the bombing in North Vietnam.

  • 1965

    Sir Winston Churchill suffers a severe stroke.

  • 1949

    Chinese Communists occupy Tientsin after a 27-hour battle with Nationalist forces.

  • 1948

    Ronnie Van Zant, singer, songwriter; founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd band.

  • 1945

    Princess Michael of Kent (Baroness Marie Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida von Reibnitz), married to Prince Michael of Kent, grandson of Britain’s King George V.

  • 1944

    The U.S. Fifth Army successfully breaks the German Winter Line in Italy with the capture of Mount Trocchio.