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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 26, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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 26

  • 2005

    Condoleezza Rice is appointed to the post of secretary of state. The post makes her the highest ranking African-American woman ever to serve in a U.S. presidential cabinet.

  • 1969

    California is declared a disaster area after two days of flooding and mud slides.

  • 1964

    Eighty-four people are arrested in a segregation protest in Atlanta.

  • 1944

    Angela Davis, American activist.

  • 1943

    The first OSS (Office of Strategic Services) agent parachutes behind Japanese lines in Burma.

  • 1942

    American Expeditionary Force lands in Northern Ireland.

  • 1934

    Germany signs a 10-year non-aggression pact with Poland, breaking the French alliance system.

  • 1924

    Petrograd is renamed Leningrad.

  • 1893

    Bessie Coleman, pioneer aviator.

  • 1885

    General “Chinese” Gordon is killed on the palace steps in Khartoum by Sudanese Mahdists in Africa.

  • 1880

    Douglas MacArthur, U.S. general in World War I, World War II and Korea.

  • 1875

    Pinkerton agents, hunting Jesse James, kill his 18-year-old half-brother and seriously injure his mother with a bomb.

  • 1863

    President Lincoln names General Joseph Hooker to replace Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac.

  • 1861

    Louisiana secedes from the Union.

  • 1826

    Julia Dent Grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant.

  • 1788

    A fleet of ships carrying convicts from England lands at Sydney Cove in Australia. The day is since known as Australia’s national day.

  • 1720

    Guilio Alberoni is ordered out of Spain after his abortive attempt to restore his country’s empire.

  • 1715

    Claude Helvétius, French philosopher.

  • 1699

    The Treaty of Karlowitz ends the war between Austria and the Turks.