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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 30, 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 30

  • 2012

    Blackout in India as power grid failure leaves 300 million+ without power.

  • 2003

    The last of the uniquely shaped “old style” Volkswagen Beetles rolls off the assembly line in Mexico.

  • 1990

    Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent forces George Steinbrenner to resign as principal partner of the New York Yankees.

  • 1988

     King Hussein dissolves Jordan’s Parliament, surrenders Jordan’s claims to the West Bank to the Palestinian Liberation Organization.

  • 1975

    Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears, last seen coming out of a restaurant in Bloomingfield Hills, Michigan.

  • 1967

    General William Westmoreland claims that he is winning the war in Vietnam, but needs more men.

  • 1965

    President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law.

  • 1961

    Laurence Fishburne, actor (The Matrix series, The Tuskegee Airmen TV movie, CSI – Crime Scene Investigation TV series).

  • 1960

    Over 60,000 Buddhists march in protest against the Diem government in South Vietnam.

  • 1958

    Kate Bush, singer, songwriter; first woman to have a UK number-one single with a self-written song (“Wuthering Heights”); appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2013.

  • 1947

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, body builder (Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia), actor (Terminator, Total Recall), 38th governor of California.

  • 1945

    David Sanborn, Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist (“Inside,” “Close-Up”).

  • 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 four days before help arrives.

  • 1941

    Paul Anka, singer (“Puppy Love,” “You Are My Destiny”).

  • 1940

    Patricia Schroeder, U.S. Congresswoman.

  • A bombing lull ends the first phase of the Battle of Britain.

  • 1938

    George Eastman demonstrates his color motion picture process.

  • 1924

    William H. Gass, writer (Omensetter’s Luck).

  • 1919

    Federal troops are called out to put down Chicago race riots.

  • 1909

    C. Northcote Parkinson, historian and author.

  • 1898

    Henry Moore, English sculptor.

  • 1889

    Casey Stengel, New York Yankees manager.

  • 1864

    In an effort to penetrate the Confederate lines around Petersburg, Va. Union troops explode a mine underneath the Confederate trenches but fail to break through. The ensuing action is known as the Battle of the Crater.

  • 1863

    Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.

  • 1857

    Thorstein Veblen, economist and sociologist (The Theory of the Leisure Class).

  • 1818

    Emily Bronte, author (Wuthering Heights).

  • 1799

    The French garrison at Mantua, Italy, surrenders to the Austrians.

  • 1787

    The French parliament refuses to approve a more equitable land tax.

  • 1619

    The House of Burgesses convenes for the first time at Jamestown, Va.