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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 October 25, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    176
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    17
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    138
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    9

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


What happened today

1962

In South Africa, civil rights activist Nelson Mandela is sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Famous birthdays

2001

Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant; heiress apparent to the Belgian throne.

more events on October 25

  • 2009

    Terrorist bombings in Baghdad kill over 150 and wound over 700.

  • 2001

    Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant; heiress apparent to the Belgian throne.

  • 1991

    The last soldiers of the Yugoslav People’s Army leaves the Republic of Slovenia.

  • 1984

    Katy Perry, singer, songwriter; (“Part of Me”; “Roar”) named Billboard magazine’s Woman of the Year 2012.

  • 1983

    1,800 U.S. troops and 300 Caribbean troops land on Grenada. U.S. forces soon turn up evidence of a strong Cuban and Soviet presence–large stores of arms and documents suggesting close links to Cuba.

  • 1971

    Midori Goto, violinist.

  • United Nations expels the Republic of China and seats the People’s Republic of China.

  • 1970

    Adam Pascal, actor, singer (Rent; Aida).

  • 1964

    Nicole, German singer, won 1982 Errovision Song Contest singing “Ein biBchen Frieden” (“A Little Peace”); the English version reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart.

  • 1962

    In South Africa, civil rights activist Nelson Mandela is sentenced to 5 years in prison.

  • Adlai Stevenson shows photos to the UN Security Council that prove Soviet missiles have been installed in Cuba.

  • 1960

    Martin Luther King, Jr., is sentenced to four months in jail for a sit-in.

  • 1958

    The last U.S. troops leave Beirut.

  • 1957

    Nancy Cartwright, voice actress; voice of Bart Simpson and other characters in the long-running animated TV series The Simpsons.

  • 1954

    President Eisenhower conducts the first televised Cabinet meeting.