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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 04, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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.

What happened today


Umar of Arabia is assassinated at Medina and is succeeded as caliph by Uthman.

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Jeff Probst, game show host and executive producer, best known as the host of the US version the reality show Survivor.

more events on November 4

  • 2008

    Senator Barack Obama of Illinois elected 44th president of the United States, the first African American to hold that position.

  • 1995

    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated at a peace rally in Tel Aviv.

  • 1992

    Carol Moseley Braun becomes the first African American woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.

  • 1980

    Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th president of the United States.

  • 1979

    At the American Embassy in Teheran, Iran, 90 people, including 63 Americans, are taken hostage by militant student followers of Ayatollah Khomeini. The students demand the return of Shah Mohammad Reza Pablavi, who is undergoing medical treatment in New York City.

  • 1969

    Sean Combs, rapper, record producer, actor; at various times used the stage names Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and Diddy. He won three Grammys and two MTV Video Music Awards.

  • 1961

    Jeff Probst, game show host and executive producer, best known as the host of the US version the reality show Survivor.

  • 1956

    Russian troops attack Budapest, Hungary.

  • 1952

    General Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected 34th president of the United States.

  • 1946

    Laura Welch Bush, wife of US President George W. Bush, she served as First Lady from 2001 to 2009; she used her position to champion education and literacy.

  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is established.

  • 1933

    Sir Charles Kuen Kao, Chinese-born physicist known as the “Father of Fiber Optics” and the “Godfather of Broadband”; he shared the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physics.

  • 1924

    Nellie Tayloe Ross and Miriam Ferguson are elected first and second women governors (Wyoming and Texas).

  • Calvin Coolidge is elected 30th president of the United States.

  • 1923

    Eugene Sledge, US Marine, famous for his memoir of the fighting in the Pacific Theater, With the Old Breed.