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 May 29, would your number have been called?

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

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

What happened today


Charles II is restored to the English throne, succeeding the short-lived Commonwealth.

Famous birthdays


T.H. White, British writer (The Sword in the Stone).

more events on May 29

  • 1990

    Boris Yeltsin is elected the president of Russia.

  • 1974

    President Richard Nixon agrees to turn over 1,200 pages of edited Watergate transcripts.

  • 1955

    John Hinckley Jr., attempted assassin of President Ronald Reagan.

  • 1953

    Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first men to reach the top of Mount Everest.

  • 1951

    C. F. Blair becomes the first man to fly over the North Pole in single-engine plane.

  • 1942

    The German Army completes its encirclement of the Kharkov region of the Soviet Union.

  • 1922

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport not subject to antitrust laws.

  • Ecuador becomes independent.

  • 1917

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (1961-1963).

  • 1916

    U.S. forces invade the Dominican Republic.

  • 1913

    The premier of the ballet Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) in Paris causes rioting in the theater.

  • 1911

    The Indianapolis 500 is run for the first time.

  • 1906

    T.H. White, British writer (The Sword in the Stone).

  • 1903

    Bob Hope, comedian and actor.

  • 1894

    Josef von Sternberg, film director (Blue Angel).