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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 23, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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 23

  • 1986

    U.S. begins maneuvers off the Libyan coast.

  • 1981

    Under international pressure, opposition leader Kim Dae Jung’s death sentence is commuted to life imprisonment in Seoul.

  • 1977

    Alex Haley’s Roots begins a record-breaking eight-night broadcast on ABC.

  • 1973

    President Richard Nixon claims that Vietnam peace has been reached in Paris and that the POWs would be home in 60 days.

  • 1969

    NASA unveils moon-landing craft.

  • 1957

    Princess Caroline of Monaco.

  • 1951

    President Truman creates the Commission on Internal Security and Individual Rights, to monitor the anti-Communist campaign.

  • 1950

    Jerusalem becomes the official capital of Israel.

  • 1949

    The Communist Chinese forces begin their advance on Nanking.

  • 1948

    The Soviets refuse UN entry into North Korea to administer elections.

  • 1932

    Franklin D. Roosevelt enters the presidential race.

  • 1919

    Ernie Kovacs, U.S. comedian and television personality.

  • 1913

    The “Young Turks” revolt because they are angered by the concessions made at the London peace talks.

  • 1901

    A great fire ravages Montreal, resulting in $2.5 million in property lost.

  • 1899

    Humphrey Bogart, U.S. film actor (The African Queen, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon).

  • 1832

    Édouard Manet, French impressionist painter best known for Luncheon in the Grass.