What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on June 30, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    209
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    217
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    123
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    142

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


What happened today

1859

Jean Francois Gravelet aka Emile Blondin, a French daredevil, becomes the first man to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

Famous birthdays

1768

Elizabeth Kortright, later Elizabeth Monroe, first lady to U.S. President James Monroe.

more events on June 30

  • 1971

    Three Soviet cosmonauts die when their spacecraft depressurizes during reentry.

  • 1960

    Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Psycho, opens.

  • 1948

    John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley demonstrate their invention, the transistor, for the first time.

  • 1936

    Margaret Mitchell’s novel, Gone With the Wind, is published.

  • 1934

    Adolf Hitler orders the purge of his own party in the “Night of the Long Knives.”

  • 1932

    Mongo Beti, novelist and political writer.

  • 1926

    Paul Berg, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist.

  • 1919

    Susan Hayward, actress.

  • 1917

    Lena Horne, American singer.

  • 1911

    Czeslaw Milosz, Polish poet and critic.

  • 1908

    A mysterious explosion, possibly the result of a meteorite, levels thousands of trees in the Tunguska region of Siberia with a force approaching twenty megatons.

  • 1859

    Jean Francois Gravelet aka Emile Blondin, a French daredevil, becomes the first man to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

  • 1857

    Charles Dickens reads from A Christmas Carol at St. Martin’s Hall in London–his first public reading.

  • 1768

    Elizabeth Kortright, later Elizabeth Monroe, first lady to U.S. President James Monroe.

  • 1685

    John Gay, poet and playwright (The Beggar’s Opera).