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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 28, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on November 28

  • 2002

    Suicide bombers blow up an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya.

  • 1991

    South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.

  • 1989

    Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces it will give up its monopoly on political power.

  • 1984

    Republican Robert Dole is elected Senate majority leader.

  • 1980

    Operation Morvarid (Iran-Iraq War); Iranian Navy destroys over 70% of Iraqi Navy.

  • 1975

    East Timor declares independence from Portugal.

  • 1971

    The Anglican Church ordains the first two women as priests.

  • 1963

    Cape Canaveral is renamed Cape Kennedy.

  • 1962

    Jon Stewart, satirist, writer, director, author, television host, comedian; host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central.

  • 1961

    Ernie Davis becomes the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.

  • 1950

    In Korea, 200,000 Communist troops launch attack on UN forces.

  • 1948

    Dr. Edwin Land’s first Polaroid cameras go on sale in Boston.

  • 1944

    Rita Mae Brown, novelist.

  • The first shipment of supplies reach Antwerp by convoy, a new route for the Allies.

  • 1943

    Sir Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Franklin D. Roosevelt meet at Tehran, Iran, to hammer out war aims.

  • 1941

    The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise departs from Pearl Harbor to deliver F4F Wildcat fighters to Wake Island. This mission saves the carrier from destruction when the Japanese attack.

  • 1939

    The Soviet Union scraps its nonaggression pact with Finland.

  • 1937

    Spanish leader Francisco Franco blockades the Spanish coast.

  • 1935

    The German Reich declares all men ages 18 to 45 as army reservists.

  • 1929

    Berry Gordy, Jr., recording executive.

  • 1925

    The forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry, called the WSM Barn Dance, opens in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • 1919

    Lady Astor is elected the first woman in Parliament.

  • 1916

    Vyes Theriault, French-Canadian author.

  • 1908

    Claude Levi-Strauss, French anthropologist.

  • 1907

    Alberto Moravia, Italian novelist (The Conformist, Conjugal Love).

  • 1899

    The British are victorious over the Boers at Modder River.

  • 1872

    The Modoc War of 1872-73 begins in northern California when fighting breaks out between Modoc Chief Captain Jack and a cavalry detail led by Captain James Jackson.

  • 1868

    Mt. Etna in Sicily violently erupts.

  • 1861

    The Confederate Congress admits Missouri to the Confederacy, although Missouri has not yet seceded from the Union.

  • 1757

    William Blake, English poet.

  • 1729

    Natchez Indians massacre most of the 300 French settlers and soldiers at Fort Rosalie, Louisiana.

  • 1628

    John Bunyan, English preacher and writer who wrote Pilgrim’s Progress.

  • 1520

    Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan, having discovered a strait at the tip of South America, enters the Pacific.