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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 22, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    337
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    132
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    108
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    259

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


What happened today

1939

A Nazi order erases the old officer caste, tying the army directly to the Party.

Famous birthdays

1561

Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, essayist (The Advancement of Learning).

more events on January 22

  • 1982

    President Ronald Reagan formally links progress in arms control to Soviet repression in Poland.

  • 1979

    Abu Hassan, the alleged planner of the 1972 Munich raid, is killed by a bomb in Beirut.

  • 1971

    Communist forces shell Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for the first time.

  • 1944

    U.S. troops under Major General John P. Lucas make an amphibious landing behind German lines at Anzio, Italy, just south of Rome.

  • 1943

    Axis forces pull out of Tripoli for Tunisia, destroying bases as they leave.

  • 1939

    A Nazi order erases the old officer caste, tying the army directly to the Party.

  • 1932

    Government troops crush a Communist uprising in Northern Spain.

  • 1930

    Admiral Richard Byrd charts a vast area of Antarctica.

  • 1913

    Turkey consents to the Balkan peace terms and gives up Adrianople.

  • 1912

    Second Monte Carlo auto race begins.

  • 1906

    Willa Brown-Chappell, pioneer aviator.

  • 1905

    Russian troops fire on civilians beginning Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg.

  • 1890

    Fred Vinson, Thirteenth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • 1879

    Eighty-two British soldiers hold off attacks by 4,000 Zulu warriors at the Battle of Rorke’s Drift in South Africa.

  • 1874

    D.W. [David Wark] Griffith, influential U.S. film director (The Birth of A Nation, Intolerance).