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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 28, 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 28

  • 1986

    The space shuttle Challenger explodes just after liftoff.

  • 1970

    Israeli fighter jets attack the suburbs of Cairo.

  • 1964

    The Soviets down a U.S. jet over East Germany killing three.

  • 1955

    The U.S. Congress passes a bill allowing mobilization of troops if China should attack Taiwan.

  • 1945

    Chiang Kai-shek renames the Ledo-Burma Road the Stilwell Road, in honor of General Joseph Stilwell.

  • 1941

    French General Charles DeGaulle‘s Free French forces sack south Libya oasis.

  • 1936

    A fellow prison inmate slashes infamous kidnapper, Richard Loeb, to death.

  • 1932

    The Japanese attack Shanghai, China, and declare martial law.

  • 1921

    Albert Einstein startles Berlin by suggesting the possibility of measuring the universe.

  • 1915

    The German navy attacks the U.S. freighter William P. Frye, loaded with wheat for Britain.

  • The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.

  • 1912

    Jackson Pollock, influential abstract expressionist painter.

  • 1871

    Surrounded by Prussian troops and suffering from famine, the French army in Paris surrenders. During the siege, balloons were used to keep contact with the outside world.

  • 1853

    Jose Marti, Cuban poet and journalist, known as the “Apostle of the Cuban Revolution.”

  • 1792

    Rebellious slaves in Santo Domingo launch an attack on the city of Cap.

  • 1757

    Ahmed Shah, the first King of Afghanistan, occupies Delhi and annexes the Punjab.

  • 1706

    John Baskerville, inventor of the “hot-pressing” method of printing.

  • 1693

    Anna “Ivanovna”, Tsarina of Russia.

  • 1547

    Henry VIII of England dies and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Edward VI.

  • 28

    The Roman Emperor Nerva names Trajan, an army general, as his successor.