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 November 01, 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
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on November 1

  • 2000

    Serbia joins the United Nations.

  • 1982

    Honda opens a plant in Marysville, Ohio, becoming the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the US.

  • 1981

    LaTavia Roberson, singer, songwriter; original member of Destiny’s Child group.

  • Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.

  • 1973

    Leon Jaworski appointed as new Watergate Special Prosecutor.

  • 1968

    The Motion Picture Association of America officially introduces its rating system to indicate age-appropriateness of film content.

  • President Lyndon B. Johnson calls a halt to bombing in Vietnam, hoping this will lead to progress at the Paris peace talks.

  • 1967

    Tina Arena (Filippina Lydia Arena), singer, songwriter, actress, record producer; first Australian to receive the Order of State; awarded Knighthood of the Order of National Merit, by the President of the French Republic (2009).

  • The first issue of Rolling Stone hits the streets.

  • 1964

    Karen Marie Moning, bestselling author; her Highlander and Fever series blend urban fantasy with Celtic mythology.

  • 1960

    Tim Cook, business executive; CEO of Apple, inc. (2011– ).

  • 1958

    Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter, director, producer (Being John Malkovich; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).

  • 1951

    Algerian National Liberation Front begins guerrilla warfare against the French.

  • 1950

    Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus Software and Electronic Frontier Foundation.

  • Two members of a Puerto Rican nationalist movement attempt to assassinate President Harry S Truman.

  • 1946

    Lynne Russell, journalist; first woman to anchor a nationally televised prime time news program in US (CNN Headline News, 1983–2001).

  • 1945

    John H. Johnson publishes the first issue of Ebony magazine.

  • 1944

    Richard “Kinky” Friedman, singer, songwriter, humorist, author; known for his satirical lyrics and commentary (“Sold American”); ran as an independent for Governor of Texas (2006).

  • 1943

    American troops invade Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.

  • 1942

    Ralph Klein, Canadian politician; Premier of Alberta (1992–2006) and leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (1992–2006); known as “King Ralph” for his political longevity.

  • 1937

    Bill Anderson, country singer, songwriter; known as Whisperin’ Bill, he ranked among the top country songwriters of the 1960s and ’70s and has continued to pen No. 1 hits into the 21st century.

  • 1936

    The Rodeo Cowboy’s Association is founded.

  • Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini announces the Rome-Berlin axis after Count Ciano’s visit to Germany.

  • 1935

    Gary Player, professional golfer from South Africa; the only non-American to win the Grand Slam; inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame 1974.

  • 1930

    A.R. Gurney, American playwright (Love Letters, The Dining Room).

  • 1924

    Legendary Oklahoma marshal Bill Tilghman, 71, is gunned down by a drunk in Cromwell, Oklahoma.

  • 1923

    Victoria de Los Angeles, Spanish opera soprano.

  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company buys the rights to manufacture Zeppelin dirigibles.

  • 1911

    Italian planes perform the first aerial bombing on Tanguira oasis in Libya.

  • 1902

    Nordahl Brun Greig, Norwegian writer and wartime hero during WWII.

  • 1880

    Grantland Rice, American sportswriter.

  • Sholem Asch, Polish-born American novelist and playwright (The Nazarene, The Mother).

  • 1871

    Stephen Crane, poet and novelist (The Red Badge of Courage).

  • 1869

    Louis Riel seizes Fort Garry, Winnipeg, during the Red River Rebellion.

  • 1866

    Wild woman of the west Myra Maybelle Shirley (Belle Starr) marries James C. Reed in Collins County, Texas.

  • 1861

    Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, 50 year-veteran and leader of the U.S. Army at the onset of the Civil War, retires. General George McClellan is appointed general-in-chief of the Union armies.

  • 1828

    Balfour Steward, Scottish physicist and meteorologist.

  • 1818

    Jems Renwick, architect.

  • 1798

    Benjamin Lee Guinness, Irish brewer.

  • 1765

    The Stamp Act goes into effect in the British colonies.

  • 1762

    Spencer Perceval, the only British prime minister to be assassinated.

  • 1755

    A great earthquake at Lisbon, Portugal, kills over 50,000 people.

  • 1636

    Nicholas Boileaus, French poet and historian.

  • 1582

    Maurice of Nassau, the son of William of Orange, becomes the governor of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht.

  • 1512

    Michelangelo’s painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is exhibited for the first time.

  • 1500

    Benvunuto Cellini, Italian goldsmith and sculptor.

  • 79

    The city of Pompeii is buried by eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.