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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 29, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

What happened today


A permanent European colony is established in present-day Delaware.

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Raymond Hood, architect.

more events on March 29

  • 1986

    A court in Rome acquits six men in a plot to kill the Pope.

  • 1976

    Eight Ohio National Guardsmen are indicted for shooting four Kent State students during an anti-war protest on May 4, 1970.

  • 1975

    Egyptian president Anwar Sadat declares that he will reopen the Suez Canal on June 5, 1975.

  • 1973

    The last U.S. troops withdraw from South Vietnam.

  • 1971

    Lt. William L. Calley Jr. is found guilty for his actions in the My Lai massacre.

  • 1967

    France launches its first nuclear submarine.

  • 1966

    Leonid Brezhenev becomes First Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party. He denounces the American policy in Vietnam and calls it one of aggression.

  • 1962

    Cuba opens the trial of the Bay of Pigs invaders.

  • 1961

    The 23rd amendment, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to vote for president, is ratified.

  • 1952

    President Harry Truman removes himself from the presidential race.

  • 1951

    Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical The King and I opens on Broadway starring Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner.

  • The Chinese reject Gen. Douglas MacArthur‘s offer for a truce in Korea.

  • 1941

    The British sink five Italian warships off the Peloponnesus coast in the Mediterranean.

  • 1936

    Judith Guest, novelist (Ordinary People).

  • Italy firebombs the Ethiopian city of Harar.