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 13, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on December 13

  • 2003

    Deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein captured; he is found hiding in near his home town of Tikrit.

  • 2001

    Terrorists attach the Parliament of India Sansad; 15 people are killed, including the terrorists

  • 1989

    Taylor Swift, multiple award-winning crossover country singer, actress; youngest-ever Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and youngest artist ever to win an Album of the Year Grammy.

  • 1985

    France sues the United States over the discovery of an AIDS serum.

  • 1981

    Polish labor leader Lech Walesa is arrested and the government decrees martial law, restricting civil rights and suspending operation of the independent trade union Solidarity.

  • 1973

    Great Britain cuts the work week to three days to save energy.

  • 1972

    Astronaut Gene Cernan climbs into his lunar lander on the moon and prepares to lift off. He is the last man to set foot on the moon.

  • 1968

    President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mexico’s President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz meet on a bridge at El Paso, Texas, to officiate at ceremonies returning the long-disputed El Chamizal area to the Mexican side of the border.

  • 1967

    Jamie Foxx, actor, singer.

  • 1954

    John Anderson, country singer, musician.

  • 1951

    After meeting with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, President Harry S Truman vows to purge all disloyal government workers.

  • 1948

    Ted Nugent, singer, songwriter, musician, actor.

  • Jeff Baxter, musician with Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers bands.

  • 1945

    France and Britain agree to quit Syria and Lebanon.

  • 1941

    British forces launch an offensive in Libya.

  • 1940

    Adolf Hitler issues preparations for Operation Martita, the German invasion of Greece.

  • 1937

    The Japanese army occupies Nanking, China. Boeing’s Trailblazing P-26 Peashooters.

  • 1934

    Richard D. Zanuck, film producer; won Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989 (Driving Miss Daisy).

  • 1925

    Dick Van Dyke, actor, singer, producer; (The Dick Van Dyke TV series, Mary Poppins).

  • 1923

    Phillip Anderson, physicist.

  • Sir Terence Beckett, director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (1980–1987).

  • 1911

    Kenneth Patchen, American poet and author (Before the Brave, Hurrah for Anything).

  • 1908

    The Dutch take two Venezuelan Coast Guard ships.

  • 1902

    The Committee of Imperial Defense holds its first meeting in London.

  • 1890

    Marc Connelly, playwright, actor, director and journalist (The Green Pastures).

  • 1862

    The Battle of Fredericksburg ends with the bloody slaughter of onrushing Union troops at Marye’s Heights. Maine’s Colonel Chamberlain at Marye’s Heights.

  • 1838

    Alexis Millardet, botanist who developed the first successful fungicide.

  • 1835

    Phillips Brooks, Episcopal clergyman who wrote the lyrics for "O Little Town of Bethlehem."

  • 1818

    Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln.

  • 1814

    General Andrew Jackson announces martial law in New Orleans, Louisiana, as British troops disembark at Lake Borne, 40 miles east of the city. The Battle of New Orleans

  • 1812

    The last remnants of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grand Armeé reach the safety of Kovno, Poland, after the failed Russian campaign. Napoleon’s costly retreat from Moscow

  • 1797

    Heinrich Heine, German poet, satirist and journalist.

  • 1789

    The National Guard is created in France.

  • 1585

    William Drummond, Scottish poet.