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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
    CalledDrafted
    34
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    205
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    190
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    214

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


What happened today

1914

Russia declares war with Turkey.

Famous birthdays

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.

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.