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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 25, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    132
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    23
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    97
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    25

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


What happened today

1964

Eleven nations give a total of $3 billion to rescue the value of the British currency.

Famous birthdays

1960

John F. Kennedy Jr., elder son of US Pres. John F. Kennedy (assassinated three days before JFK Jr.'s third birthday); co-founded George magazine in 1995; died in plane crash, July 16, 1999.

more events on November 25

  • 2008

    Sri Lanka is hit by Cyclone Nisha, bringing the highest rainfall the area had seen in 9 decades; 15 people die, 90,000 are left homeless.

  • 1992

    Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia votes to partition the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, beginning Jan. 1, 1993.

  • 1987

    Typhoon Nina sticks the Philippines with 165 mph winds and a devastating storm surge and causes over 1,030 deaths.

  • 1986

    Amber Hagerman, whose kidnapping and murder in Jan. 1996 led to the development of the AMBER Alert system to notify surrounding communities when a child is reported missing or abducted.

  • As President Ronald Reagan announces the Justice Department’s findings concerning the Iran-Contra affair; secretary Fawn Hall smuggles important documents out of Lt. Col. Oliver North’s office.

  • 1981

    Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of US Pres. George W. Bush; she and her sororal twin sister were the first twin children of a US president; presently (2013) a special correspondent to NBC’s Today Show and a contributor to NBC Nightly News.

  • 1971

    Christina Applegate, actress (Married . . . with Children, Samantha Who? TV series).

  • 1964

    Eleven nations give a total of $3 billion to rescue the value of the British currency.

  • 1963

    The body of assassinated President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • 1960

    John F. Kennedy Jr., elder son of US Pres. John F. Kennedy (assassinated three days before JFK Jr.’s third birthday); co-founded George magazine in 1995; died in plane crash, July 16, 1999.

  • 1955

    The Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in interstate travel.

  • 1953

    Jeffrey Skilling, former CEO of Enron Corp.; convicted of multiple felony charges in 2006, relating to Enron’s financial collapse.

  • 1951

    A truce line between U.N. troops and North Korea is mapped out at the peace talks in Panmunjom, Korea.

  • 1947

    The Big Four meet to discuss the German and European economy.

  • 1946

    The U.S. Supreme Court grants the Oregon Indians land payment rights from the U.S. government.