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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 30, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    217
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    56
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    191
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    213

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


What happened today

1885

In Afghanistan, Russian troops inflict a crushing defeat on Afghan forces, despite orders not to fight.

Famous birthdays

1880

Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright.

more events on March 30

  • 1987

    Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is bought for $39.85 million.

  • 1981

    President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded in Washington, D.C. by John W. Hinckley Jr.

  • 1975

    As the North Vietnamese forces move toward Saigon, desperate South Vietnamese soldiers mob rescue jets.

  • 1972

    Hanoi launches its heaviest attack in four years, crossing the DMZ.

  • 1957

    Tunisia and Morocco sign a friendship treaty in Rabat.

  • 1950

    President Harry S Truman denounces Senator Joe McCarthy as a saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.

  • 1946

    The Allies seize 1,000 Nazis attempting to revive the Nazi party in Frankfurt.

  • 1945

    The Red Army advances into Austria.

  • 1944

    The U.S. fleet attacks Palau, near the Philippines.

  • 1943

    Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration, Oklahoma, opens on Broadway.

  • 1941

    The German Afrika Korps under General Erwin Rommel begins its first offensive against British forces in Libya.

  • 1936

    Britain announces a naval construction program of 38 warships. This is the largest construction program in 15 years.

  • 1916

    Mexican bandit Pancho Villa kills 172 at the Guerrero garrison in Mexico.

  • 1909

    The Queensboro Bridge in New York opens. It is the first double decker bridge and links Manhattan and Queens.

  • 1885

    In Afghanistan, Russian troops inflict a crushing defeat on Afghan forces, despite orders not to fight.