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 December 02, 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.

What happened today


The new Ford Model A is introduced to the American public.

Famous birthdays


Charles Ringling, one of the seven Ringling brothers of circus fame.

more events on December 2

  • 2001

    Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in US history.

  • 1999

    UK devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive, the administrative branch of the North Ireland legislature.

  • 1993

    NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavor on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

  • 1982

    Dentist Barney Clark receives the first permanent artificial heart, developed by Dr. Robert K. Jarvik.

  • 1981

    Brittany Spears, singer, songwriter, actress; her … Baby One More Time (1999) became the best-selling album to date (2013) by a teenage solo artist.

  • 1980

    A death squad in El Salvador murders four US nuns and churchwomen.

  • 1970

    The U.S. Senate votes to give 48,000 acres of New Mexico back to the Taos Indians.

  • 1964

    Brazil sends Juan Peron back to Spain, foiling his efforts to return to his native land.

  • 1963

    Ann Patchett, author; her novel Bel Canto received the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award (2002).

  • 1954

    Stone Phillips, Emmy-winning journalist; co-anchor of Dateline NBC.

  • 1948

    T. Corgaghessan Boyle, novelist and short story writer (Water Music).

  • 1946

    The United States and Great Britain merge their German occupation zones.

  • 1944

    Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (1992–2000) and was re-elected by parliament (2002–2006).

  • General George S. Patton’s troops enter the Saar Valley and break through the Siegfried line.

  • 1942

    The Allies repel a strong Axis attack in Tunisia, North Africa.