Vietnam Draft Lottery Data

Description

The table below the lottery numbers, by birth date, for the US Selective Service lotteries held from 1969 to 1972 (during the Vietnam war). The first two variables define the birth date: M, the month (from 1 for January to 12 for December) and D, the day of the month. The remaining variables give the draft lottery numbers assigned to the birthdays:

Vietnam Draft Data
MDN69N70N71N72
11305133207150
12159195225328
1325133624642
142159926428
1510133265338
1622428524236
17306159292111
18199116287206
1919453338197
11032510123137
11132914490174
112221152228126
113318330183298
11423871285341
1151775325221
11612113674309
117235549231
1181401855172
11958188195303
120280211310161
12118612920699
122337132108259
12311848349258
1245917733762
12552572243
12692140114311
12735517372110
12877346357304
129349277266283
130164112268114
13121160239240
2186335306112
2214435428278
2329718625054
24210949268
252149723396
2634716148271
279125304154
28181127208347
29338187130136
21021646276361
21115022735126
21268262340195
21315213118263
214426064348
21589201214308
216212334353227
21718934519846
21829233718911
21925331210127
2203022086106
22136321315316
2222902711320
22357351116247
224236226359261
225179325335260
2263658613651
22720566217186
22829923483295
229285*305*
3110814364203
322977184322
33267207170220
3427511728347
35293299172266
361392963271
371221411492
3821379229153
3931727877321
310323150360331
311136317332239
3123002425844
313259241173244
31435412203117
315169157319152
31616625834794
31733220117363
318332319168357
31920018953358
320239170200262
321334246280300
322265269345317
32325628189022
32425820313371
32534329821965
32617012112224
327268254232181
3282239521545
32936214734321
33021756191213
3313038161326
41322249612
42271216129108
4383297262104
448137158280
45269124294254
4625331229788
4714714258163
4831226735050
49219223289234
410218165194272
41114178324350
4123468916523
413124143271169
41423120224881
415273182222343
41614831023119
417260264251183
41890138139242
4193366249158
42034511839314
4216283424
422316256126264
423252292179279
424224421362
425351328238255
42634013745233
42774235124265
4282628228155
42919111110993
4302083582969
5133017915458
5229896261275
5340171177166
54276240137172
5536430141292
5615526850337
573529106145
58321105216201
59197357311276
51065146220100
51137293107307
51213321052115
51329535310549
51417840267224
515130344162165
51655175205101
517112212270273
5182781808598
5197515555148
520183242119274
52125022512310
522326199164333
523319222197216
524312260246
5253612624122
52635714826118
527296122241293
52830899118
5292266181133
53010320930148
5313133501867
612496527415
62228304363360
6330113554245
642042187207
652823378230
6611015321887
6785169288251
68366784282
6933535214083
61020676226178
61113435520264
61227251273190
6136934247318
61435636311395
615180276816
6162742296832
6177328919391
618341214102238
6191041634452
620360433077
62160113296315
62224730759146
62310944336212
62435823632861
625137327213143
62622308346345
6276455007330
62822221557053
62935315419675
630209217123142
719310428439
7235032261297
7311530103109
742795914292
75188287286139
76327164185132
7750365354285
7813106320355
79277122179
71028415823489
711248174223202
71215257169340
71342349278306
714331156307305
71532227388359
71612028429174
71798341182199
71819090131121
719227316100332
7201871209533
72127356675
722153282132286
723172172151365
724233604324
72567312135
72630347350204
7272898523560
72888190127185
7292704146222
73028715112200
731193221315253
81111326180323
824510232627
832612791763
84145300272313
8554646363
86114251155208
8716826335557
884849157131
891061251537
8102135925249
81132423034125
812142320269198
81330758365329
814198103309205
81510227020241
8164432935819
8171543432958
81814110911113
81931183150105
82034469115162
821291503330
82233925082140
82311610143302
82436274256138
825286364192290
8262459134876
82735223235234
8281672483740
829613227984
830333167334182
83111275111218
91225283302219
921611617017
9349183321226
9423223132356
9582295147354
96621110173
97826542144
981841084397
99263313199364
9107113046217
911158288329334
91224231430843
91317523894229
9141247253353
915113291303235
916207139243225
917255200178189
918246333104289
919177228255228
92063261313141
92120468016123
92216088145268
923119206323296
924195237277236
925149107224291
926189334429
927233338314248
928257309570
92915130348196
93031518299184
10135930671215
10212519176128
103244134144103
1042022666679
1052416633986
106877800641
10723413180129
10828345317157
109342302254116
1010220160312342
101123784201319
10127270257171
101313892236269
10142941153614
101517131075277
10162543415959
1017288290188177
10185340134192
101924174163167
1020192196331352
10212435282288
102211736263191
1023201339152193
1024196149212256
1025176171389
102671846978
102726431898325
1028942810327
102922925979349
10303833287346
10317931116010
11119243366107
11234205190214
113348294300232
11426639166339
115310286211223
11676245186211
117517217299
11897119260312
11980176237151
111028263227257
111146123244159
11126625525966
1113126272247124
111412711316237
1115131362318176
1116107197120209
11171436298284
1118146280175160
1119203252333270
112018598125301
112115635330287
1122925393102
1123182193181320
11242308162180
11251322397025
112630952209344
112747168240135
112828132431130
112999100230147
11301746714134
12112934738170
1223283219990
1231571104056
1241653051250
125562725231
12610198356336
12712162141267
12810532365210
1294311427120
12104120436273
121139735682
12123141924985
1213163151204335
12142634827538
1215320873137
12169641128187
1217304315293294
12181282087313
121924024919168
1220135218221149
12217018134180
122253194156188
1223162219171252
1224952245155
1225843611356
122617380361351
122778239290194
1228123128174156
122916145101175
12303192167281
1231100126322164

Discussion

The draft lotteries were classical ball and urn experiments: blue plastic capsules containing birth dates were selected from a large glass container. The results were controversial because some believed that the balls were not sufficiently well mixed, and that consequently, the samples were not truly random.

The first capsule is chosen for the 1969 draft by Congressman Alexander Pirnie of New York.
Draft lottery

Sources

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