What happened on your birthday?

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
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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.

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.

  • 1933

    John Mayall, singer, songwriter, musician; founder of John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers band.

  • 1932

    Jacques Chirac, politician; President of France (1995–2007).

  • 1931

    The Spanish government seizes large estates for land redistribution.

  • 1929

    Commander Richard Byrd makes the first flight over the South Pole.

  • 1923

    An international commission headed by American banker Charles Dawes is set up to investigate the German economy.

  • 1921

    Dagmar (Virginia Ruth Egnor) actress, model, television personality (Dagmar’s Canteen, Broadway Open House).

  • 1919

    Joe Weider, Canadian-American bodybuilder and magazine publisher; co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness and Muscle & Fitness magazine.

  • 1918

    Madeleine L’Engle, writer (A Wrinkle in Time).

  • 1911

    Konrad Fuchs, German atomic physicist.

  • 1908

    Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., politician and Civil Rights leader.

  • 1903

    An Inquiry into the U.S. Postal Service demonstrates the government has lost millions in fraud.

  • 1900

    Mildred Elizabeth Sisk, aka Axis Sally, Nazi propagandist.

  • 1898

    C.S. Lewis, Christian writer.

  • 1895

    Busby Berkeley, director (42nd Street).

  • 1864

    Colonel John M. Chivington’s 3rd Colorado Volunteers massacre Black Kettles’ camp of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians at Sand Creek, Colo.

  • 1863

    The Battle of Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., ends with a Confederate withdrawal.

  • 1832

    Louisa May Alcott, novelist (Little Women).

  • 1812

    The last elements of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grand Armee retreats across the Beresina River in Russia.

  • 1803

    Christian Doppler, best known for his explanation of perceived frequency variation of sound and light waves, known as the Doppler effect.

  • 1787

    Louis XVI promulgates an edict of tolerance, granting civil status to Protestants.

  • 1760

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