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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 30, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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 30

  • 1980

    The first-ever Chinese Olympic team arrives in New York for the Winter Games at Lake Placid.

  • 1976

    The U.S. Supreme Court bans spending limits in campaigns, equating funds with freedom of speech.

  • 1972

    British troops shoot dead 14 Irish civilians in Derry, Ireland. The day is forever remembered in Ireland as ‘Bloody Sunday.’

  • 1964

    The Ranger spacecraft, equipped with six TV cameras, is launched to the moon from Cape Canaveral.

  • 1953

    President Dwight Eisenhower announces that he will pull the Seventh Fleet out of Formosa to permit the Nationalists to attack Communist China.

  • 1949

    In India, 100,000 people pray at the site of Gandhi’s assassination on the first anniversary of his death.

  • 1945

    The Allies launch a drive on the Siegfried line in Germany.

  • 1943

    Field Marshal Friedrich von Paulus surrenders himself and his staff to Red Army troops in Stalingrad.

  • 1936

    Governor Harold Hoffman orders a new inquiry into the Lindbergh kidnapping.

  • 1933

    Adolf Hitler is named Chancellor by President Paul Hindenburg.

  • 1931

    The United States awards civil government to the Virgin Islands.

  • 1912

    Barbara Tuchman, U.S. historian (The Guns of August).

  • The British House of Lords opposes the House of Commons by rejecting home rule for Ireland.

  • 1901

    Women Prohibitionists smash 12 saloons in Kansas.

  • 1885

    John Henry Towers, American naval aviation pioneer.

  • 1882

    Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States.

  • 1862

    The USS Monitor is launched at Greenpoint, Long Island.

  • 1844

    Richard Theodore Greener becomes the first African American to graduate from Harvard University.

  • 1649

    Charles I of England is beheaded at Whitehall by the executioner Richard Brandon.