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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 05, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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.

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General John Pershing leads U.S. troops into the first American action against German forces.

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Kevin Jonas II, musician, actor; oldest member of the pop rock group Jonas Brothers.

more events on November 5

  • 2009

    The deadliest mass shooting at a US military installation occurs at Fort Hood, Texas, when US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan kills 13 and wounds 29.

  • 2007

    Chang’e 1, China’s first lunar satellite, begins its orbit of the moon.

  • 2006

    Former president of Iraq Saddam Hussein, along with Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, is sentenced to death for the massacre of 148 Shi’a Muslims in 1982.

  • 2003

    Gary Ridgway, known as the Green River Killer, pleads guilty to 48 counts of murder.

  • 1995

    Andre Dallaire’s attempt to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien is foiled when the minister’s wife locks the door.

  • 1987

    Kevin Jonas II, musician, actor; oldest member of the pop rock group Jonas Brothers.

  • 1973

    Peter Emmerich, illustrator; in 2001 created the iconic “Mickey Salutes America” image featuring Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse.

  • 1968

    Shirley Chisholm of Brooklyn, New York, becomes the first elected African American woman to serve in the House of Representatives.

  • Richard Nixon is elected 37th president of the United States.

  • 1963

    Tatum O’Neal, actress; youngest person ever to win a competitive Academy award, for her performance at age 10 in Paper Moon (1973).

  • 1948

    William Daniel Phillips, shared 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to laser cooling, including his invention of the Zeeman slower technique for slowing the movement of gaseous atoms.

  • 1947

    Peter Noone, singer, songwriter, musician, best known as Herman of Herman’s Hermits.

  • 1946

    Gram Parsons, influential singer, songwriter, guitarist; member of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and International Submarine Band.

  • 1945

    Peter Pace, first USMC general appointed to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • 1943

    Sam Shepard, American playwright and actor.