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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 31, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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 31

  • 1981

    Lech Walesa announces an accord in Poland, giving Saturdays off to laborers.

  • 1976

    Ernesto Miranda, famous from the Supreme Court ruling on Miranda vs. Arizona is stabbed to death.

  • 1968

    In Vietnam, the Tet Offensive begins as Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers attack strategic and civilian locations throughout South Vietnam.

  • 1966

    U.S. planes resume bombing of North Vietnam after a 37-day pause.

  • 1950

    Paris protests the Soviet recognition of Ho Chi Minh‘s Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

  • 1944

    U.S. troops under Vice Adm. Spruance land on Kwajalien atoll in the Marshall Islands.

  • 1943

    The Battle of Stalingrad ends as small groups of German soldiers of the Sixth Army surrender to the victorious Red Army forces.

  • 1942

    Japanese forces begin the evacuation of Guadalcanal.

  • 1935

    The Soviet premier tells Japan to get out of Manchuria.

  • 1925

    Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader.

  • 1919

    Jackie Robinson, first African-American baseball player in the modern major leagues.

  • 1917

    Germany resumes unlimited sub warfare, warning that all neutral ships that are in the war zone will be attacked.

  • 1916

    President Woodrow Wilson refuses the compromise on Lusitania reparations.

  • 1915

    German U-boats sink two British steamers in the English Channel.

  • Germans use poison gas on the Russians at Bolimov.

  • 1911

    The German Reichstag exempts royal families from tax obligations.

  • 1865

    House of Representatives approves a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery.

  • 1835

    A man with two pistols misfires at President Andrew Jackson at the White House.

  • 1797

    Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (C Major Symphony, The Unfinished Symphony).

  • 1788

    The Young Pretender, Charles Edward Stuart dies.

  • 1734

    Robert Morris, signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

  • 1620

    Virginia colony leaders write to the Virginia Company in England, asking for more orphaned apprentices for employment.

  • 1606

    Guy Fawkes is hanged, drawn and quartered for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up Parliament.