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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 25, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    52
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    57
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    2
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    243

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


What happened today

1955

Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock that is accurate to within one second in 300 years.

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Robert Burns, Scottish poet ("Auld Lang Syne," "Comin' Thru the Rye.")

more events on January 25

  • 1984

    President Reagan endorses the development of the first U.S. permanently-manned space station.

  • 1972

    Nixon airs the eight-point peace plan for Vietnam, asking for POW release in return for withdrawal.

  • Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to U.S. Congress, announces candidacy for president.

  • 1959

    American Airlines begins its first coast-to-coast flight service on a Boeing 707.

  • 1956

    Khrushchev says that he believes that Eisenhower is sincere in his efforts to abolish war.

  • 1955

    Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock that is accurate to within one second in 300 years.

  • 1951

    The U.S. Eighth Army in Korea launches Operation Thunderbolt, a counter attack to push the Chinese Army north of the Han River.

  • 1949

    Axis Sally, who broadcasted Nazi propaganda to U.S. troops in Europe, stands trial in the United States for war crimes.

  • 1943

    The last German airfield in Stalingrad is captured by the Red Army.

  • 1933

    Corazon Aquino, president of the Philippines.

  • 1930

    New York police rout a Communist rally at the Town Hall.

  • 1929

    Members of the New York Stock Exchange ask for an additional 275 seats.

  • 1919

    The League of Nations plan is adopted by the Allies.

  • 1918

    Austria and Germany reject U.S. peace proposals.

  • 1915

    Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission.