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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 28, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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.

What happened today


Cape Canaveral is renamed Cape Kennedy.

Famous birthdays


Rita Mae Brown, novelist.

more events on November 28

  • 2002

    Suicide bombers blow up an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya.

  • 1991

    South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.

  • 1989

    Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces it will give up its monopoly on political power.

  • 1984

    Republican Robert Dole is elected Senate majority leader.

  • 1980

    Operation Morvarid (Iran-Iraq War); Iranian Navy destroys over 70% of Iraqi Navy.

  • 1975

    East Timor declares independence from Portugal.

  • 1971

    The Anglican Church ordains the first two women as priests.

  • 1963

    Cape Canaveral is renamed Cape Kennedy.

  • 1962

    Jon Stewart, satirist, writer, director, author, television host, comedian; host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central.

  • 1961

    Ernie Davis becomes the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.

  • 1950

    In Korea, 200,000 Communist troops launch attack on UN forces.

  • 1948

    Dr. Edwin Land’s first Polaroid cameras go on sale in Boston.

  • 1944

    Rita Mae Brown, novelist.

  • The first shipment of supplies reach Antwerp by convoy, a new route for the Allies.

  • 1943

    Sir Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Franklin D. Roosevelt meet at Tehran, Iran, to hammer out war aims.