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 14, 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

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

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).

  • The United Nations adopt a disarmament resolution prohibiting the A-Bomb.

  • 1943

    Emmett Tyrell, journalist, author, publisher; founded The American Spectator magazine.

  • 1941

    German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel orders the construction of defensive positions along the European coastline. Desperate Hours on Omaha Beach

  • 1939

    Ernie Davis, first African American to win Heisman Trophy (Syracuse University); subject of The Express movie (2008).

  • The League of Nations drops the Soviet Union from its membership. Joseph Avenol sold out the League of Nations.

  • 1935

    Lee Remick, actress (Days of Wine and Roses, The Omen).

  • 1932

    Charlie Rich, crossover country singer, musician ("Behind Closed Doors").

  • 1925

    Sam Jones ("Sad Sam" "Toothpick" Jones), pro baseball player; first African-American pitcher to throw a no-hitter in integrated baseball game.

  • 1922

    Junior J. Spurrier, received Medal of Honor for his actions in capturing Achain, France.

  • Don Hewitt, TV producer; creator of 60 Minutes.

  • 1920

    The League of Nations creates a credit system to aid Europe.

  • 1918

    James Thomas Aubrey Jr., TV and film executive; president of CBS television (1959–1965).

  • 1917

    June Taylor, choreographer, founder of the June Taylor Dancers featured on Jackie Gleason’s TV programs.

  • 1916

    Shirley Jackson, novelist and short story writer (Life Among Savages, The Lottery).

  • 1911

    Roald Amundsen and four others discover the South Pole.

  • 1909

    The Labor Conference in Pittsburgh ends with a "declaration of war" on U.S. Steel.

  • 1908

    The first truly representative Turkish Parliament opens.

  • 1906

    The first U1 submarine is brought into service in Germany. Italy’s MAS torpedo boats.

  • 1900

    Max Planck presents the quantum theory at the Physics Society in Berlin.

  • 1896

    James H. Doolittle, American Air Force general who commanded the first bombing mission over Japan.

  • 1866

    Roger Fry, English art critic.

  • 1863

    Confederate General James Longstreet attacks Union troops at Bean’s Station, Tenn.

  • 1861

    Prince Albert of England, one of the Union’s strongest advocates, dies.

  • 1822

    John Christie, English patron of music.

  • 1819

    Alabama is admitted as the 22nd state, making 11 slave states and 11 free states.

  • 1799

    George Washington dies on his Mount Vernon estate.

  • 1795

    John Bloomfield Jarvis, civil engineer.

  • 1585

    Henry IV, the first Bourbon king of France.

  • 1546

    Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer.

  • 1503

    Nostradamus [Michel de Nostredame], French astrologer and physician.