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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 21, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    186
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    129
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    206
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    99

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


What happened today

1648

In Maryland, the first woman lawyer in the colonies, Margaret Brent, is denied a vote in the Maryland Assembly.

Famous birthdays

1925

Benny Hill, British comedian.

more events on January 21

  • 1993

    Congressman Mike Espy of Mississippi is confirmed as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.

  • 1977

    President Carter urges 65 degrees as the maximum heat in homes to ease the energy crisis.

  • 1976

    Leonid Brezhnev and Henry Kissinger meet to discuss Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT).

  • 1974

    The U.S. Supreme Court decides that pregnant teachers can no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence.

  • 1968

    In Vietnam, the Siege of Khe Sanh begins as North Vietnamese units surround U.S. Marines based on the hilltop headquarters.

  • 1964

    Carl T. Rowan is named the director of the United States Information Agency (USIA).

  • 1958

    The Soviet Union calls for a ban on nuclear arms in Baghdad Pact countries.

  • 1951

    Communist troops force the UN army out of Inchon, Korea after a 12-hour attack.

  • 1943

    A Nazi daylight air raid kills 34 in a London school. When the anticipated invasion of Britain failed to materialize in 1940, Londoners relaxed, but soon they faced a frightening new threat.

  • 1942

    In North Africa, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel launches a drive to push the British eastward. While the British benefited from radio-intercept-derived Ultra information, the Germans enjoyed an even speedier intelligence source.

  • 1941

    The United States lifts the ban on selling arms to the Soviet Union.

  • 1933

    The League of Nations rejects Japanese terms for settlement with China.

  • 1930

    An international arms control meeting opens in London.

  • 1925

    Benny Hill, British comedian.

  • 1921

    J.D. Rockefeller pledges $1 million for the relief of Europe’s destitute.