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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 April 14, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    231
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    202
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    248
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    81

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


What happened today

1543

Bartolome Ferrelo returns to Spain after discovering a large bay in the New World (San Francisco).

Famous birthdays

1898

Harold Black, electrical engineer.

more events on April 14

  • 1981

    America’s first space shuttle, Columbia, returns to Earth.

  • 1969

    The first major league baseball game in Montreal, Canada is played.

  • 1961

    The first live broadcast is televised from the Soviet Union.

  • 1959

    The Taft Memorial Bell Tower is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

  • 1953

    The Viet Minh invade Laos with 40,00 troops in their war against French colonial forces.

  • 1945

    American B-29 bombers damage the Imperial Palace during firebombing raid over Tokyo.

  • 1931

    King Alfonso XIII of Spain is overthrown.

  • 1912

    The passenger liner Titanic–deemed unsinkable–strikes an iceberg on her maiden voyage and begins to sink. The ship will go under the next day with a loss of 1,500 lives.

  • 1904

    Sir John Gielgud, British actor.

  • 1900

    The World Exposition opens in Paris.

  • 1898

    Harold Black, electrical engineer.

  • 1894

    Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope is shown to the public for the first time.

  • 1889

    Arnold Toynbee, English historian.

  • 1866

    Anne Mansfield Sullivan, teacher who educated Helen Keller.

  • 1865

    President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth.