What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on January 29, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    349
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    277
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    266
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    283

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


What happened today

1861

Kansas is admitted into the Union as the 34th state.

Famous birthdays

1737

Thomas Paine, political essayist (The Rights of Man, The Age of Reason).

more events on January 29

  • 1991

    Iraqi forces attack into Saudi Arabian town of Kafji, but are turned back by Coalition forces.

  • 1984

    The Soviets issue a formal complaint against alleged U.S. arms treaty violations.

  • President Ronald Reagan announces that he will run for a second term.

  • 1979

    President Jimmy Carter commutes the sentence of Patty Hearst.

  • 1967

    Thirty-seven civilians are killed by a U.S. helicopter attack in Vietnam.

  • 1950

    Riots break out in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the policy of Apartheid.

  • 1944

    The world’s greatest warship, Missouri, is launched.

  • 1942

    German and Italian troops take Benghazi in North Africa.

  • 1931

    Winston Churchill resigns as Stanley Baldwin’s aide.

  • 1929

    The Seeing Eye, America’s first school for training dogs to guide the blind, founded in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • 1926

    Violette Neatley Anderson becomes the first African-American woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • 1918

    The Supreme Allied Council meets at Versailles.

  • 1880

    W.C. Fields, comedian and actor (David Copperfield, My Little Chickadee).

  • 1865

    William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders attack Danville, Kentucky.

  • 1861

    Kansas is admitted into the Union as the 34th state.