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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 22, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on November 22

  • 2008

    Hamas and Israel begin a cease-fire following eight days of violence and 150 deaths.

  • 2005

    Angela Merkel becomes the first woman ever to be Chancellor of Germany; the former research scientist had previously been the first secretary-general of the Christian Democratic Union.

  • 2004

    The Orange Revolution, protesting a primary election believed to have been rigged, begins in the Ukraine. On Dec 26 Ukraine’s Supreme Court orders a revote..

  • 1995

    The first feature-length film created entirely with computer generated imagery – Toy Story – premiers.

  • 1990

    Britain’s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher confirms the end of her premiership by withdrawing from the leadership election of the Conservative Party.

  • 1989

    Lebanese President Rene Moawad killed when a bomb explodes near his motorcade in West Beirut.

  • 1988

    First prototype of B-2 Spirit strategic stealth bomber unveiled for public viewing.

  • 1986

    Justice Department finds memo in Lt. Col. Oliver North’s office on the transfer of $12 million to Contras of Nicaragua from Iranian arms sale.

  • 1984

    Scarlett Johansson, actress, model (North, Lost in Translation).

  • 1982

    President Ronald Reagan calls for defense-pact deployment of the MX missile.

  • 1980

    Eighteen Communist Party secretaries in 49 provinces are ousted from Poland.

  • 1973

    Great Britain announces a plan for moderate Protestants and Catholics to share power in Northern Ireland.

  • 1964

    Almost 40,000 people pay tribute to John F. Kennedy at Arlington Cemetery on the first anniversary of his death.

  • 1963

    Lee Harvey Oswald assassinates President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president.

  • 1961

    Mariel Hemingway, actress (Lipstick, Manhattan).

  • 1958

    Jamie Lee Curtis, actress (Halloween, Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda), author (Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day).

  • 1950

    Steven Van Zandt, singer, songwriter, musician, producer (E Street Band, Steel Mill, Southside Johnny & The Ashbury Jukes) and actor (The Sopranos).

  • 1949

    David Pietrusza, historian, author (1920, 1960, 1948).

  • 1948

    Ho Chi Minh’s Democratic Republic of Vietnam requests admittance to the UN.

  • 1943

    Billie Jean King, U.S. tennis player and women’s rights pioneer.

  • 1942

    Soviet troops complete the encirclement of the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad.

  • 1936

    1,200 soldiers are killed in a battle between the Japanese and Mongolians in China.

  • 1935

    Pan Am inaugurates the first transpacific airmail service from San Francisco to Manila.

  • 1928

    British King George is confined to bed with a congested lung; the queen is to take over duties.

  • 1925

    Gunther Schuller, composer and French Horn player.

  • 1924

    Geraldine Page, actress well known for roles in Tennessee Williams’ plays.

  • 1919

    A Labor conference committee in the United States urges an eight-hour workday and a 48-hour week.

  • 1915

    The Anglo-Indian army, led by British General Sir Charles Townshend, attacks a larger Turkish force under General Nur-ud-Din at Ctesiphon, Iraq, but is repulsed.

  • 1913

    Benjamin Britten, English composer, pianist and conductor.

  • 1902

    A fire causes considerable damage to the unfinished Williamsburg bridge in New York.

  • 1899

    Hoagy Carmichael, American composer, pianist and singer.

  • 1890

    Charles de Gaulle, French general in exile during World War II and president of France from 1958 to 1969.

  • 1847

    In New York, the Astor Place Opera House, the city’s first operatic theater, is opened.

  • 1819

    George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), English novelist (Silas Marner, Middlemarch).

  • 1757

    The Austrian army defeats the Prussians at Breslau in the Seven Years War.

  • 1542

    New laws are passed in Spain giving Indians in America protection against enslavement.

  • 1220

    After promising to go to the aid of the Fifth Crusade within nine months, Frederick II is crowned emperor by Pope Honorius III.