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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.

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.

  • 1922

    The entrance to King Tut’s tomb is discovered.

  • The U.S. Postmaster General orders all homes to get mailboxes or relinquish delivery of mail.

  • 1918

    Art Carney, actor; best known for playing Ed Norton, sidekick to Jackie Gleason’s Ralph Kramden on the TV series The Honeymooners, he received an Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring role in the film Harry and Tonto.

  • Austria signs an armistice with the Allies.

  • 1916

    Ruth Handler, businesswoman, toy designer who co-founded Mattel with her husband and created the Barbie doll.

  • John Basilone, US Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

  • Walter Cronkite, reporter and news anchor for CBS News; dubbed “The Most Trusted Man in America.”

  • 1879

    Will Rogers, American actor and writer.

  • 1863

    From the main Confederate Army at Chattanooga, Tennessee, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet’s troops are sent northeast to besiege Knoxville.

  • 1854

    Florence Nightingale and her nurses arrive in the Crimea.

  • 1842

    Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill.

  • 1798

    Congress agrees to pay a yearly tribute to Tripoli, considering it the only way to protect U.S. shipping.

  • 1791

    General Arthur St. Clair, governor of Northwest Territory, is badly defeated by a large Indian army near Fort Wayne.

  • 1760

    Following the Russian capture of Berlin, Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Torgau.

  • 1677

    William III and Mary of England wed on William’s birthday.

  • 1650

    William III, Prince of Orange, later King of England, Scotland and Ireland.

  • 1493

    Christopher Columbus discovers Guadeloupe during his second expedition.

  • 644

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