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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 27, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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 27

  • 2006

    Canadian House of Commons approves a motion, tabled by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, recognizing the Quebecois as a nation within Canada.

  • 2005

    First partial human face transplant completed Amiens, France.

  • 2004

    Pope John Paul II returns relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

  • 2001

    Hubble Space Telescope discovers a hydrogen atmosphere on planet Osiris, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.

  • 1999

    Helen Clark becomes first elected female Prime Minister of New Zealand.

  • 1984

    Britain and Spain sign the Brussels Agreement to enter discussions over the status of Gibraltar.

  • 1978

    Kurdistan Workers’ Party (Parti Karkerani Kurdistan, or PKK) founded; militant group that fought an armed struggle for an independent Kurdistan.

  • San Francisco mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, the city’s first openly gay supervisor, assassinated by former city supervisor Dan White.

  • 1973

    US Senate votes to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States, following Spiro Agnew’s resignation; the House will confirm Ford on Dec. 6.

  • 1970

    Syria joins the pact linking Libya, Egypt and Sudan.

  • 1967

    Charles DeGaulle vetoes Great Britain’s entry into the Common Market again.

  • Lyndon Johnson appoints Robert McNamara to presidency of the World Bank.

  • 1963

    Princess Desiree of Hohenzollern.

  • 1959

    Demonstrators march in Tokyo to protest a defense treaty with the United States.

  • 1957

    Caroline Kennedy, author, attorney, only surviving child of President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Bouvier; named US Ambassador to Japan (2013– ).

  • 1955

    Bill Nye, scientist, educator, TV host; known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, host of the Disney/PBS children’s show of the same name.

  • 1954

    Alger Hiss, convicted of being a Soviet spy, is freed after 44 months in prison.

  • 1950

    East of the Choosing River, Chinese forces annihilate an American task force.

  • 1942

    Jimi Hendrix, influential rock musician.

  • The French fleet in Toulon is scuttled to keep it from Germany.

  • 1936

    Great Britain’s Anthony Eden warns Hitler that Britain will fight to protect Belgium.

  • 1922

    Allied delegates bar the Soviets from the Near East peace conference.

  • 1919

    Bulgaria signs peace treaty with Allies at Unequally, France, fixing war reparations and recognizing Yugoslavian independence.

  • 1909

    James Agee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author (A Death in the Family).

  • U.S. troops land in Blue fields, Nicaragua, to protect American interests there.

  • 1904

    The German colonial army defeats Hottentots at Warm bad in southwest Africa.

  • 1887

    U.S. Deputy Marshall Frank Dalton, brother of the three famous outlaws, is killed in the line of duty near Fort Smith, Ark.

  • 1874

    Charles A. Beard, distinguished American historian who wrote History of the United States.

  • 1870

    Joe Mack, builder of gasoline-powered delivery wagons which eventually evolved into the Mack Truck Company.

  • 1868

    Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer‘s 7th Cavalry kills Chief Black Kettle and about 100 Cheyenne (mostly women and children) on the Washita River.

  • 1862

    George Armstrong Custer meets his future bride, Elizabeth Bacon, at a Thanksgiving party.

  • 1826

    Jebediah Smith’s expedition reaches San Diego, becoming the first Americans to cross the southwestern part of the continent.

  • 1812

    One of the two bridges being used by Napoleon Bonaparte’s army across the Beresina River in Russia collapses during a Russian artillery barrage.

  • 1701

    Anders Celsius, astronomer who devised the centigrade temperature scale.

  • 1382

    The French nobility, led by Olivier de Clisson, crush the Flemish rebels at Flanders.

  • 1095

    In Clermont, France, Pope Urbana II makes an appeal for warriors to relieve Jerusalem. He is responding to false rumors of atrocities in the Holy Land.

  • 511

    Clovis, king of the Franks, dies and his kingdom is divided between his four sons.

  • 43

    Octavian, Antony and Lepidus form the triumvirate of Rome.