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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 27, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

What happened today


The United States and Great Britain begin high-level military talks in Washington.

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Samuel Gompers, first President of American Federation of Labor.

more events on January 27

  • 1985

    Pope John Paul II says mass to one million in Venezuela.

  • 1978

    The State Supreme Court rules that Nazis can display the Swastika in a march in Skokie, Illinois.

  • 1973

    A cease fire in Vietnam is called as the Paris peace accords are signed by the United States and North Vietnam.

  • 1967

    Three astronauts are killed in a flash fire that engulfed their Apollo 1 spacecraft.

  • 1965

    Military leaders oust the civilian government of Tran Van Huong in Saigon.

  • 1959

    NASA selects 110 candidates for the first U.S. space flight.

  • 1943

    The first U.S. raids on the Reich blast Wilhelmshaven base and Emden.

  • 1941

    The United States and Great Britain begin high-level military talks in Washington.

  • 1939

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves the sale of U.S. war planes to France.

  • 1935

    A League of Nations majority favors depriving Japan of mandates.

  • 1924

    Lenin’s body is laid in a marble tomb on Red Square near the Kremlin.

  • 1918

    Communists attempt to seize power in Finland.

  • 1916

    President Woodrow Wilson opens preparedness program.

  • 1905

    Russian General Kuropatkin takes the offensive in Manchuria. The Japanese under General Oyama suffer heavy casualties.

  • 1900

    Hyman Rickover, American admiral who is considered the “Father of the Atomic Submarine.”