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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 25, would your number have been called?

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

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

more events on November 25

  • 2008

    Sri Lanka is hit by Cyclone Nisha, bringing the highest rainfall the area had seen in 9 decades; 15 people die, 90,000 are left homeless.

  • 1992

    Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia votes to partition the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, beginning Jan. 1, 1993.

  • 1987

    Typhoon Nina sticks the Philippines with 165 mph winds and a devastating storm surge and causes over 1,030 deaths.

  • 1986

    Amber Hagerman, whose kidnapping and murder in Jan. 1996 led to the development of the AMBER Alert system to notify surrounding communities when a child is reported missing or abducted.

  • As President Ronald Reagan announces the Justice Department’s findings concerning the Iran-Contra affair; secretary Fawn Hall smuggles important documents out of Lt. Col. Oliver North’s office.

  • 1981

    Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of US Pres. George W. Bush; she and her sororal twin sister were the first twin children of a US president; presently (2013) a special correspondent to NBC’s Today Show and a contributor to NBC Nightly News.

  • 1971

    Christina Applegate, actress (Married . . . with Children, Samantha Who? TV series).

  • 1964

    Eleven nations give a total of $3 billion to rescue the value of the British currency.

  • 1963

    The body of assassinated President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • 1960

    John F. Kennedy Jr., elder son of US Pres. John F. Kennedy (assassinated three days before JFK Jr.’s third birthday); co-founded George magazine in 1995; died in plane crash, July 16, 1999.

  • 1955

    The Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in interstate travel.

  • 1953

    Jeffrey Skilling, former CEO of Enron Corp.; convicted of multiple felony charges in 2006, relating to Enron’s financial collapse.

  • 1951

    A truce line between U.N. troops and North Korea is mapped out at the peace talks in Panmunjom, Korea.

  • 1947

    The Big Four meet to discuss the German and European economy.

  • 1946

    The U.S. Supreme Court grants the Oregon Indians land payment rights from the U.S. government.

  • 1945

    Gail Collins, journalist; first woman to serve as editorial page editor of The New York Times.

  • 1942

    Bob Lind, singer, songwriter who was an important influence in the 1960s folk rock movement in the US and UK (“Elusive Butterfly”).

  • 1939

    Shelagh Delaney, playwright (A Taste of Honey).

  • Germany reports four British ships sunk in the North Sea, but London denies the claim.

  • 1930

    An earthquake in Shizouka, Japan kills 187 people.

  • 1923

    Transatlantic broadcasting from England to America commences for the first time.

  • 1921

    Hirohito becomes regent of Japan.

  • 1918

    Chile and Peru sever relations.

  • 1914

    Joe DiMaggio, Hall of Fame baseball star who led the New York Yankees to ten World Series.

  • German Field Marshal Fredrich von Hindenburg calls off the Lodz offensive 40 miles from Warsaw, Poland. The Russians lose 90,000 to the Germans’ 35,000 in two weeks of fighting.

  • 1913

    Lewis Thomas, physician and author (The Lives of a Cell).

  • 1910

    Alwin Nikolais, choreographer.

  • 1901

    Japanese Prince Ito arrives in Russia to seek concessions in Korea.

  • 1896

    Virgil Thompson, American composer (Four Saints in Three Acts, The Mother of Us All).

  • 1876

    Colonel Ronald MacKenzie destroys Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife‘s village, in the Bighorn Mountains near the Red Fork of the Powder River, during the so-called Great Sioux War.

  • 1863

    Union ends the siege of Chattanooga with the Battle of Missionary Ridge.

  • 1844

    Carl Benz, pioneer of early motor cars.