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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 20, 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.

more events on January 20

  • 1981

    Ronald Reagan is sworn in as president at the same time 52 American hostages are released from their captors in Tehran, Iran.

  • 1977

    President Jimmy Carter is sworn in and then surprises the nation as he walks from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.

  • 1954

    Over 22,000 anti-Communist prisoners are turned over to UN forces in Korea.

  • 1952

    British troops occupy Ismalia, Egypt.

  • 1946

    France’s Charles DeGaulle hands in his resignation.

  • 1945

    The Allies sign a truce with the Hungarians.

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated for his fourth term.

  • 1944

    Allied forces in Italy begin unsuccessful operations to cross the Rapido River and seize Cassino.

  • 1942

    Nazi officials meet in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to decide the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question.”

  • 1941

    Hitler meets with Mussolini and offers aid in Albania and Greece.

  • 1935

    Belgium arrests some Nazi agitators who urge for a return to the Reich.

  • 1930

    Dr. Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, second man to walk on the moon.

  • Charles Lindbergh arrives in New York, setting a cross country flying record of 14.75 hours.

  • 1910

    Joy Adamson, British author and naturalist (Born Free).

  • 1908

    The Sullivan Ordinance bars women from smoking in public facilities in the United States.

  • 1896

    George Burns, comedian and actor in vaudeville, radio, television and film.

  • 1893

    Bessy Colman, first African American aviator.

  • 1820

    Anne Clough, promoter of higher education.

  • 1783

    Britain signs a peace agreement with France and Spain, who allied against it in the American War of Independence.

  • 1760

    Charles III, King of Spain.

  • 1732

    Richard Henry Lee, American Revolutionary patriot and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

  • 1616

    The French explorer Samuel de Champlain arrives to winter in a Huron Indian village after being wounded in a battle with Iroquois in New France.

  • 1327

    Edward II of England is deposed by his eldest son, Edward III.