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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.

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.

  • 1918

    Pearl Bailey, singer and actress.

  • 1916

    Eugene McCarthy, U.S. senator and presidential candidate.

  • The Italians call off the fifth attack on Isonzo.

  • 1913

    The German government announces a raise in taxes in order to finance the new military budget.

  • 1910

    Helen Wells, author of the Cherry Ames series.

  • 1903

    A regular news service begins between New York and London on Marconi’s wireless.

  • 1888

    James E. Casey, founder of the United Parcel Service

  • 1886

    Coca-Cola goes on sale for the first time at a drugstore in Atlanta. Its inventor, Dr. John Pemberton, claims it can cure anything from hysteria to the common cold.

  • 1881

    Raymond Hood, architect.

  • 1879

    British troops of the 90th Light Infantry Regiment repulse a major attack by Zulu tribesmen in northwest Zululand.

  • 1875

    Lou Henry Hoover, first lady President Herbert Hoover.

  • 1867

    Cy Young, major league baseball pitcher with the most wins (509 or 511 total).

  • The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.

  • 1847

    U.S. troops under General Winfield Scott take possession of the Mexican stronghold at Vera Cruz.

  • 1835

    Elihu Thomson, the English-born American inventor of electric welding and arc lighting.

  • 1827

    Composer Ludwig van Beethoven is buried in Vienna amidst a crowd of over 10,000 mourners.

  • 1819

    Edwin Drake, drilled the first productive oil well.

  • 1790

    John Tyler, 10th President of the United States (1841-1845).

  • 1638

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

  • 1461

    The armies of two kings, Henry VI and Edward IV, collide at Towton.