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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 July 29, 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 July 29

  • 2005

    Astronomers announce the discovery of dwarf planet Eris, leading the International Astronomic Union to clarify the definition of a planet.

  • 1996

    A US federal court strikes down the child protection portion of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, calling it too broad.

  • 1990

    The Boston Red Sox hit 12 doubles in a game, setting a major league record.

  • 1981

    Prince Charles marries Lady Diana.

  • 1966

    Richard Steven Horvitz, actor, voice-over actor in video-games (Halo 4) and television cartoons (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy).

  • 1953

    Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker (The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Dust Bowl).

  • 1938

    Peter Jennings, ABC evening news anchor.

  • 1936

    Elizabeth Hanford Dole, US secretary of transportation (1983-1987), secretary of labor (1989-1990), unsuccessful candidate for Republican presidential nomination (2000), US Senator (2003-2009).

  • 1930

    Paul Taylor, choreographer and dancer.

  • 1921

    Adolf Hitler becomes the president of the Nationalist Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazis).

  • 1920

    Hank Ketcham, cartoonist, creator of Dennis the Menace.

  • 1918

    Mary Lee Settle, novelist.

  • Edwin Greene O’Connor, author (The Last Hurrah).

  • 1915

    U.S. Marines land at Port-au-Prince to protect American interests in Haiti.

  • 1909

    Chester Himes, author (Cotton Comes to Harlem, If He Hollers, Let Him Go).

  • 1905

    Dag Hammarskjold, Nobel Peace Prize winner, secretary-general of the United Nations (1953-1961).

  • Stanley Kunitz, poet.

  • 1900

    Owen Lattimore, writer.

  • 1887

    Sigmund Romberg, composer.

  • 1883

    Benito Mussolini, Dictator of Italy (1922-1945).

  • 1878

    Don Marquis, novelist and poet.

  • 1877

    Charles William Beebe, American biologist, explorer and writer.

  • 1875

    Peasants in Bosnia and Herzegovina rebel against the Ottoman army.

  • 1862

    Confederates are routed by Union guerrillas at Moore’s Mill, Missouri.

  • 1858

    Japan signs a treaty of commerce and friendship with the United States.

  • 1848

    A rebellion against British rule is put down in Tipperary, Ireland.

  • 1830

    Liberals led by the Marquis de Lafayette seize Paris in opposition to the king’s restrictions on citizens’ rights.

  • 1805

    Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian ( Democracy in America).

  • 1693

    The Army of the Grand Alliance is destroyed by the French at the Battle of Neerwinden.

  • 1603

    Bartholomew Gilbert is killed in Virginia by Indians, during a search for the missing Roanoke colonists.

  • 1602

    The Duke of Biron is executed in Paris for conspiring with Spain and Savoy against King Henry IV of France.

  • 1588

    The Spanish Armada is sighted off the coast of England.