What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on June 14, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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 June 14

  • 1995

    Chechen rebels take 2,000 people hostage in a hospital in Russia.

  • 1989

    Congressman William Gray, an African American, is elected Democratic Whip of the House of Representatives.

  • 1985

    Gunmen hijack a passenger jet over the Middle East.

  • 1982

    Argentina surrenders to the United Kingdom ending the Falkland Islands War.

  • 1965

    A military triumvirate takes control in Saigon, South Vietnam.

  • 1954

    Americans take part in the first nation-wide civil defense test against atomic attack.

  • 1951

    UNIVAC, the first computer built for commercial purposes, is demonstrated in Philadelphia by Dr. John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, Jr.

  • 1949

    The State of Vietnam is formed.

  • 1946

    Donald Trump, former New York real estate mogul and 45th president of the United States. 

  • 1945

    Burma is liberated by the British.

  • 1944

    Boeing B-29 bombers conduct their first raid against mainland Japan.

  • 1942

    The Supreme Court rules that requiring students to salute the American flag is unconstitutional.

  • 1940

    German forces occupy Paris.

  • 1933

    Jerzy Kosinski, Polish-American novelist (The Painted Bird, Being There).

  • 1932

    Representative Edward Eslick dies on the floor of the House of Representatives while pleading for the passage of the bonus bill.

  • 1927

    Nicaraguan President Porfirio Diaz signs a treaty with the U.S. allowing American intervention in his country.

  • 1925

    Pierre Salinger, press secretary for John F. Kennedy.

  • 1922

    President Warren G. Harding becomes the first president to speak on the radio.

  • 1919

  • 1907

    Women in Norway win the right to vote.

  • 1906

    Margaret Bourke-White, American photojournalist.

  • 1893

    The city of Philadelphia observes the first Flag Day.

  • 1864

    At the Battle of Pine Mountain, Georgia, Confederate General Leonidas Polk is killed by a Union shell.

  • 1855

    Robert Marion “Fighting Bob” La Follette, reform movement leader, Governor of Wisconsin, U.S. Senator and Progressive Party presidential candidate.

  • 1846

    A group of settlers declare California to be a republic.

  • 1820

    John Bartlett, editor, compiler of Barlett’s Familiar Quotations.

  • 1811

    Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom’s Cabin).

  • 1789

    Captain William Bligh of the HMS Bounty arrives in Timor in a small boat. He had been forced to leave his ship when his crew mutinied.

  • 1777

    The Continental Congress authorizes the “stars and stripes” flag for the new United States.

  • 1775

    The U.S. Army is founded when the Continental Congress authorizes the muster of troops.

  • 1645

  • 1642

    Massachusetts passes the first compulsory education law in the colonies.

  • 1381

    The Peasants’ Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, climaxes when rebels plunder and burn the Tower of London and kill the Archbishop of Canterbury.