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 30, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    103
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    209
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    301
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    48

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


What happened today

1942

The Royal Air Force launches the first 1,000 plane raid over Germany.

Famous birthdays

1909

Benny Goodman, musician, big band leader.

more events on May 30

  • 1971

    NASA launches Mariner 9, the first satellite to orbit Mars.

  • 1942

    The Royal Air Force launches the first 1,000 plane raid over Germany.

  • 1921

    The U.S. Navy transfers the Teapot Dome oil reserves to the Department of the Interior.

  • 1916

    Joseph W. Kennedy, scientist, co-discoverer of plutonium.

  • 1913

    The First Balkan War ends.

  • 1912

    U.S. Marines are sent to Nicaragua to protect American interests.

  • 1909

    Benny Goodman, musician, big band leader.

  • 1908

    Mel Blanc, American entertainer, vocal artist.

  • Hannes Alfvén, Swedish, Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist.

  • 1903

    Countee Cullen, American poet.

  • 1889

    The brassiere is invented.

  • 1868

    Memorial Day begins when two women place flowers on both Confederate and Union graves.

  • 1867

    Arthur Vining Davis, American industrialist.

  • 1862

    Union General Henry Halleck enters Corinth, Mississippi.

  • 1859

    The Piedmontese army crosses the Sesia River and defeats the Austrians at Palestro.