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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 November 02, 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 2

  • 2000

    First resident crew arrives at the International Space Station.

  • 1984

    Serial killer Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the US since 1962.

  • 1983

    President Ronald Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

  • 1976

    Jimmy (James Earl) Carter elected the 39th president of the United States.

  • 1972

    Samantha Womack, English actress, singer, director (TV and stage); best known for her roles as Mandy Wilkins in Game On and Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders.

  • 1963

    South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem is assassinated.

  • 1961

    k.d. lang, Grammy-winning Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter, actress, social activist (“Constant Craving”).

  • 1960

    A British jury determines that Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence is not obscene.

  • 1959

    Charles Van Doren confesses that the TV quiz show 21 is fixed and that he had been given the answers to the questions asked him.

  • 1952

    Maxine Nightingale, British R&B and soul singer (“Right Back Where We Started From”).

  • 1949

    Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction and fantasy author (The Mountains of Morning; Paladin of Souls); her many awards include four Hugos for best novel, which ties Robert A. Heinlein’s record.

  • 1948

    Harry S Truman is elected the 33rd president of the United States.

  • 1947

    Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose flies for the first and last time.

  • 1943

    The Battle of Empress Augusta Bay in Bougainville ends in U.S. Navy victory over Japan.

  • 1942

    Lieutenant General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives in Gibraltar to set up an American command post for the invasion of North Africa.

  • 1938

    Queen Sofia of Spain (1975– ).

  • Pat Buchanan, American conservative political commentator, syndicated columnist, author; a senior advisor to presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan.

  • Jay Black, lead singer of the group Jay and the Americans (“Come a Little Bit Closer,” “This Magic Moment”).

  • 1936

    Rose Bird, first female Chief Justice of California (1977-87); also the first Chief Justice in California history to be removed from office by voters.

  • The first high-definition public television transmissions begin from Alexandra Palace in north London by the BBC.

  • 1932

    Melvin Schwartz, physicist who won the Nobel Prize for work on neutrinos.

  • 1929

    Richard Taylor, Nobel Prize-winning physicist who proved the existence of quarks.

  • 1926

    Air Commerce Act is passed, providing federal aid for airlines and airports.

  • 1923

    U.S. Navy aviator H.J. Brown sets new world speed record of 259 mph in a Curtiss racer.

  • 1921

    Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett form the American Birth Control League.

  • 1920

    Charlotte Woodward, who signed the 1848 Seneca Falls Declaration calling for female voting rights, casts her ballot in a presidential election.

  • The first radio broadcast in the United States is made from Pittsburgh.

  • 1914

    Russia declares war with Turkey.

  • 1913

    Burt Lancaster, American film actor.

  • 1906

    Luchino Visconti, film director (Obsession, Death in Venice).

  • 1903

    London’s Daily Mirror newspaper is first published.

  • 1892

    Lawmen surround outlaws Ned Christie and Arch Wolf near Tahlequah, Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). It will take dynamite and a cannon to dislodge the two from their cabin.

  • 1889

    South Dakota is made the 40th state.

  • North Dakota is made the 39th state.

  • 1885

    Harlow Shapley, astronomer who discovered the Sun is not at the center of the galaxy.

  • 1882

    Newly elected John Poe replaces Pat Garrett as sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory.

  • 1880

    James A. Garfield is elected the 20th president of the United States.

  • 1869

    Sheriff Wild Bill Hickok loses his re-election bid in Ellis County, Kan.

  • 1865

    Warren G. Harding, 29th president of the United States (1921-23).

  • 1841

    The second Afghan War begins.

  • 1795

    James Polk, 11th president of the United States (1845-49).

  • 1789

    The property of the church in France is taken away by the state.

  • 1772

    The first Committees of Correspondence are formed in Massachusetts under Samuel Adams.

  • 1755

    Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, executed during the French Revolution.

  • 1734

    Daniel Boone, American frontiersman and explorer.

  • 1570

    A tidal wave in the North Sea destroys the sea walls from Holland to Jutland. More than 1,000 people are killed.