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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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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.

  • 1950

    President Truman declares that the United States will use the A-bomb to get peace in Korea.

  • 1948

    The Soviet Union complete the division of Berlin, installing the government in the Soviet sector.

  • 1945

    Russian forces take Danzig in Poland and invade Austria.

  • 1937

    Sir Ridley Scott, English film director and producer; (Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise) won a Best Picture Oscar for Gladiator (2000).

  • 1936

    Abbie Hoffman, political and social activist; co-founded the Youth International Party (Yippies); he became a symbol of the counterculture era.

  • 1935

    Non-belief in Nazism is proclaimed grounds for divorce in Germany.

  • 1930

    G. Gordon Liddy, chief operative for the “White House Plumbers” (July-September 1971) during Richard Nixon’s administration, he organized and oversaw the Watergate burglaries of the Democratic National Committee headquarters. He served nearly 52 months in federal prison.

  • 1929

    Dick Clark, television host; (American Bandstand, 1957-87; Pyramid game show); beginning in 1972 and continuing into the 21st century he hosted Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on television.

  • Joan Ganz Cooney, television executive, founder of the Children’s Television Workshop and mastermind behind Sesame Street.

  • 1924

    Shirley Chisholm, first African-American congresswoman, a representative for New York.

  • 1919

    Women cast votes for the first time in French legislative elections.

  • 1915

    Brownie McGhee, singer and guitarist.

  • 1912

    Gordon Parks, photographer.

  • 1906

    President Theodore Roosevelt publicly denounces segregation of Japanese schoolchildren in San Francisco.

  • 1900

    Oscar Wilde dies in a Paris hotel room after saying of the room’s wallpaper: “One of us had to go.”

  • The French government denounces British actions in South Africa, declaring sympathy for the Boers.

  • 1874

    Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables.

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

  • 1864

    The Union wins the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.

  • 1861

    The British Parliament sends to Queen Victoria an ultimatum for the United States, demanding the release of two Confederate diplomats who were seized on the British ship Trent.

  • 1838

    Mexico declares war on France.

  • 1835

    Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens), American writer best remembered for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

  • 1782

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

  • 1667

    Jonathan Swift, English satirist who wrote Gulliver’s Travels.