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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 December 14, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    26
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    348
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    275
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    38

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


What happened today

1908

The first truly representative Turkish Parliament opens.

Famous birthdays

1972

Miranda Hart, comedian, actress, writer (Miranda Hart's Joke Shop on BBC Radio 2 and its spinoff BBC sitcom TV series Miranda).

more events on December 14

  • 2012

    At Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., 20 children and six adults are shot to death by a 20-year-old gunman who then commits suicide.

  • 2008

    Iraqi broadcast journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi throws his shoes at US President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad.

  • 2004

    The Millau Viaduct, the world’s tallest bridge, official opens near Millau, France.

  • 2003

    Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, narrowly escapes and assassination attempt.

  • 1999

    Tens of thousands die as a result of flash floods caused by torrential rains in Vargas, Venezuela.

  • 1995

    The Dayton Agreement signed in Paris; establishes a general framework for ending the Bosnian War between Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • 1994

    Construction begins on China’s Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River.

  • 1981

    Israel’s Knesset passes the Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the Golan Heights area.

  • 1980

    NATO warns the Soviets to stay out of the internal affairs of Poland, saying that intervention would effectively destroy the détente between the East and West.

  • 1972

    Miranda Hart, comedian, actress, writer (Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop on BBC Radio 2 and its spinoff BBC sitcom TV series Miranda).

  • 1966

    Anthony Mason, pro basketball player.

  • 1960

    A U.S. Boeing B-52 bomber sets a 10,000-mile non-stop record without refueling.

  • 1955

    Spider Stacy (Peter  Stacy), singer, songwriter, musician with The Pogues band.

  • 1949

    Bulgarian ex-Premier Traicho Kostov is sentenced to die for treason in Sofia.

  • 1946

    Patty Duke, actress, singer; won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 16, playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker; president of Screen Actors Guild (1985-88).