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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 March 28, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    223
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    95
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    215
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    45

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


What happened today

1962

The U.S. Air Force announces research into the use of lasers to intercept missiles and satellites.

Famous birthdays

1936

Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian novelist (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, Death in the Andes).

more events on March 28

  • 1999

    An American Stealth F117 Nighthawk is shot down over northern Yugoslavia during NATO air strikes.

  • 1990

    Jesse Owens receives the Congressional Gold Medal from President George Bush.

  • 1986

    The U.S. Senate passes $100 million aid package for the Nicaraguan contras.

  • 1979

    A major accident occurs at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant

  • 1969

    Dwight D. Eisenhower dies at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C.

  • 1962

    The U.S. Air Force announces research into the use of lasers to intercept missiles and satellites.

  • 1946

    Juan Peron is elected President of Argentina. He will hold the office for six years.

  • 1945

    Germany launches the last of its V-2 rockets against England.

  • 1942

    A British ship, the HMS Campbeltown, a Lend-Lease American destroyer, which was specifically rammed into a German occupied dry-dock in France, explodes, knocking the area out of action for the German battleship Tirpitz.

  • 1941

    English novelist Virginia Woolf throws herself into the River Ouse near her home in Sussex. Her body will not be found until April 18.

  • The Italian fleet is routed by the British at the Battle of Battle of Cape Matapan

  • 1939

    The Spanish Civil War ends as Madrid falls to Francisco Franco.

  • 1936

    Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian novelist (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, Death in the Andes).

  • 1933

    Nazis order a ban on all Jews in businesses, professions and schools.

  • 1930

    Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist, helped confirm the existence of quarks.