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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 August 14, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    198
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    103
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    309
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    205

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


What happened today

1969

British troops arrived Northern Ireland in response to sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.

Famous birthdays

1945

Steve Martin, American comedian, actor, musician and screenwriter, his many awards include a Lifetime Achievement in Comedy (American Comedy Awards, USA), several Emmys, and  Grammys for Best Comedy Album (1977, 1979) and Best Bluegrass Album (2009, 2013)

more events on August 14

  • 2010

    First-ever Summer Youth Olympic Games open, in Singapore. Athletes must be 14–18 years old.

  • 2007

    Four coordinated suicide bomb attacks in Yazidi towns near Mosul, Iraq, kill more than 400 people.

  • 1995

    Shannon Faulker becomes the first female cadet in the long history of South Carolina’s state military college, The Citadel. Her presence is met with intense resistance, reportedly including death threats, and she will leave the school a week later.

  • 1987

    Mark McGwire hits his 49th home run of the season, setting the major league home run record for a rookie.

  • 1973

    The United States ends the “secret” bombing of Cambodia.

  • 1969

    British troops arrived Northern Ireland in response to sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.

  • 1966

    Halle Berry, actress, her many awards include a Golden Globe (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, TV movie) and and an Oscar (Monster’s Ball).

  • 1950

    Gary Larson, cartoonist (The Far Side).

  • 1947

    Danielle Steel, the fourth-bestselling author of all time.

  • Pakistan becomes an independent country.

  • 1945

    Steve Martin, American comedian, actor, musician and screenwriter, his many awards include a Lifetime Achievement in Comedy (American Comedy Awards, USA), several Emmys, and  Grammys for Best Comedy Album (1977, 1979) and Best Bluegrass Album (2009, 2013)

  • 1942

    Dwight D. Eisenhower is named the Anglo-American commander for Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa.

  • 1938

    Niara Sudarkasa, educator and first woman president of Lincoln University.

  • 1925

    Russell Baker, author and columnist for The New York Times.