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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
    270
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    4
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    146
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    222

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


What happened today

2005

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

Famous birthdays

1905

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

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).

  • 1945

    After delivering parts of the first atomic bomb to the island of Tinian, the U.S.S. Indianapolis is sunk by a Japanese submarine. The survivors are adrift for two days before help arrives.

  • 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.