Was there a draft in the 70s?

On Dec. 1, 1969, the United States held its first draft lottery, which gave young men a random number corresponding to their birthdays. Men with lower numbers were called first and told to report to induction centers where they could be ordered into active duty and possibly sent to the Vietnam War.

When did they end the draft in the 70s?

The last draft call was on December 7, 1972, and the authority to induct expired on June 30, 1973. The date of the last drawing for the lottery was on March 12, 1975. Registration with the Selective Service System was suspended on April 1, 1975, and registrant processing was suspended on January 27, 1976.

Did you have to register for the draft in 1976?

Men ages 18-26 were required to register. Civilian authorities conducted the registration. Individuals were responsible for their own registration. Registration suspended April 1, 1975 by Presidential Proclamation 4360.

Was there a draft in 1979?

The draft ended in 1973, and draft registration stopped in 1975. The Selective Service, but not the draft, was reinstated in 1980 to show American “resolve” after the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Today, every man between the ages of 18 and 25 must register with the Selective Service.

What was my draft number in 1975?


1975 RANDOM SELECTION LOTTERY DRAWING CALENDAR Held March 20, 1974 For men born in 1955
2 134 116
3 041 155
4 077 341

When was the last military draft?

June 30, 1973
The last man inducted entered the U.S. Army on June 30, 1973 during the last draft conducted. For more information about induction statistics, call Selective Service at 703-605-4100.

How do I find my military draft number?

Check Your Selective Service Registration The letter and card are your Selective Service proof of registration. If you don’t receive the letter and card within 90 days, call 1-847-688-6888 and follow the prompts. Choose the option for receiving your own Selective Service number.

Who was in the 1979 draft?

Magic Johnson was chosen by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 1st overall pick in the 1979 NBA draft.

Magic Johnson Lakers 1
Dave Greenwood Bulls 2
Bill Cartwright Knicks 3
Greg Kelser Pistons 4

When did the U.S. discontinue the draft?

From 1948 until 1973, during both peacetime and periods of conflict, men were drafted to fill vacancies in the armed forces which could not be filled through voluntary means.

Was there a draft in 1974?

In March 1973, 1974, and 1975, the Selective Service assigned draft priority numbers for all men born in 1954, 1955, and 1956, in case the draft was extended, but it never was.