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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 29, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    99
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    100
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    230
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    147

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


What happened today

1760

Major Roger Rogers takes possession of Detroit on behalf of Britain.

Famous birthdays

1900

Mildred Elizabeth Sisk, aka Axis Sally, Nazi propagandist.

more events on November 29

  • 2007

    Armed forces of the Philippines besiege The Peninsula Manila in response to a mutiny led by Senator Antonio Trillanes.

  • 1973

    Sarah Jones, Tony and Obie award-winning playwright, actress, poet (Bridge & Tunnel).

  • 1972

    Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.

  • 1967

    US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.

  • 1963

    President Lyndon B. Johnson appoints Chief Justice Earl Warren head of a commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

  • 1962

    Algeria bans the Communist Party.

  • 1961

    NASA launches a chimpanzee named Enos into Earth orbit.

  • 1957

    Janet Napolitano, politician, lawyer; first woman to serve as US Secretary of Homeland Security (2009-2013).

  • 1955

    Howard “Howie” Mandel, Canadian comedian, actor (St. Elsewhere), TV host (Deal or No Deal game show), voice actor (Bobby’s World); judge on America’s Got Talent TV show.

  • 1949

    The United States announces it will conduct atomic tests at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.

  • 1948

    The popular children’s television show, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, premieres.

  • The Metropolitan Opera is televised for the first time as the season opens with “Othello.”

  • 1942

    Ann Dunham, mother of Barack Obama, 44th President of the US; she was an anthropologist specializing in economic anthropology and rural development.

  • 1940

    Chuck Mangione, jazz musician, composer (“Feels So Good”).

  • 1939

    Soviet planes bomb an airfield at Helsinki, Finland.