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
  • 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 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.

  • 1854

  • 1848

    William Young patents the ice cream freezer.

  • 1814

    The First Treaty of Paris is declared, returning France to its 1792 borders.

  • 1783

    The first American daily newspaper, The Pennsylvania Evening Post, begins publishing in Philadelphia.

  • 1672

    Peter I (the Great) czar of Russia.

  • 1539

    Hernando de Soto lands in Florida with 600 soldiers in search of gold.

  • 1527

    The University of Marburg is founded in Germany.

  • 1431

    Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by the English.

  • 1416

    Jerome of Prague is burned as a heretic by the Church.