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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 15, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    320
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    87
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    3
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    137

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


What happened today

1903

The British parliament places a 15-year ban on whale hunting in Norway.

Famous birthdays

1832

Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, designer of the famous tower in Paris.

more events on December 15

  • 2005

    F-22 Raptor Stealth fighter enters active service with the US Air Force.

  • 2001

    The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after an 11-year, $27 million project to fortify it without eliminating its famed lean.

  • 1993

    The Downing Street Declaration, issued jointly by UK and the Republic of Ireland, affirms the UK would transfer Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland only if a majority of Northern Ireland’s people approved.

  • 1981

    In what is often called the first modern suicide bombing, a suicide car bomb kills 61 people at the Iraqi embassy in Beirut, Lebanon; Iraq’s ambassador to Lebanon is among the casualties.

  • 1979

    Adam Brody, actor (Gilmore Girls and The O.C. TV series).

  • 1978

    US President Jimmy Carter announces the United States will recognize the People’s Republic of China and will sever all relations with Taiwan.

  • 1976

    The oil tanker MV Argo Merchant causes one of the worst marine oil spills in history when it runs aground near Nantucket, Massachusetts.

  • 1973

    The American Psychiatric Association votes to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.

  • 1972

    The Commonwealth of Australia orders equal pay for women.

  • 1967

    President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the meat bill in the presence of Upton Sinclair, the author of the controversial book The Jungle.

  • 1965

    The United States drops 12 tons of bombs on an industrial center near Haiphong Harbor, North Vietnam.

  • 1961

    Adolf Eichmann, the former German Gestapo official accused of a major role in the Nazi murder of 6 million Jews, is sentenced by a Jerusalem court to be hanged.

  • 1946

    Vietnam leader Ho Chi Minh sends a note to the new French Premier, Leon Blum, asking for peace talks.

  • 1944

    The battle for Luzon begins.

  • 1943

    U.S. forces invade Japanese-held New Britain Island in New Guinea.