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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 30, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
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Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

What happened today


The British sign a preliminary agreement in Paris, recognizing American independence.

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Winston Churchill, British prime minister during and after World War II.

more events on November 30

  • 2005

    John Sentamu becomes Archbishop of York, making him the Church of England’s first black archbishop.

  • 2004

    On the game show Jeopardy! contestant Ken Jennings loses after 74 consecutive victories. It is the longest winning streak in game-show history, earning him a total of over $3 million.

  • 1998

    Exxon and Mobil oil companies agree to a $73.7 billion merge, creating the world’s largest company, Exxon-Mobil.

  • 1995

    Operation Desert Storm officially comes to an end.

  • 1994

    MS Achille Lauro, a ship with long history of problems including a 1985 terrorist hijacking, catches fire off the coast of Somalia.

  • 1993

    US President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (better known as the Brady Bill) into law.

  • 1982

    Thriller, Michael Jackson’s second solo album, released; the album, produced by Quincy Jones, became the best-selling album in history.

  • 1981

    Representatives of the US and USSR meet in Geneva, Switzerland, to begin negotiations on reducing the number of intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe.

  • 1979

    Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope in 1,000 years to attend an Orthodox mass.

  • 1974

    Pioneer II sends photos back to NASA as it nears Jupiter.

  • India and Pakistan decide to end a 10-year trade ban.

  • 1962

    Bo Jackson, the only pro athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports (football and baseball); ESPN named him the greatest athlete of all time.

  • 1961

    The Soviet Union vetoes a UN seat for Kuwait, pleasing Iraq.

  • 1956

    The United States offers emergency oil to Europe to counter the Arab ban.

  • 1955

    Billy Idol (William Broad), punk rock musician; member of Generation X band.