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 February 12, 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 February 12

  • 1999

    The U.S. Senate fails to pass two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton. He had been accused of perjury and obstruction of justice by the House of Representatives.

  • 1987

    A Court in Texas upholds $8.5 billion of a fine imposed on Texaco for the illegal takeover of Getty Oil.

  • 1980

    The Lake Placid Winter Olympics open in New York.

  • 1974

    The Symbionese Liberation Army asks the Hearst family for $230 million in food for the poor.

  • 1972

    Senator Edward Kennedy advocates amnesty for Vietnam draft resisters.

  • 1966

    The South Vietnamese win two big battles in the Mekong Delta.

  • 1953

    The Soviets break off diplomatic relations with Israel after the bombing of Soviet legation.

  • 1949

    Muslim Brotherhood chief Hassan el Banna is shot to death in Cairo.

  • 1944

    Wendell Wilkie enters the American presidential race against Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  • 1940

    The Soviet Union signs a trade treaty with Germany to aid against the British blockade.

  • 1938

    Japan refuses to reveal naval data requested by the U.S. and Britain.

  • 1935

    The Macon, the last U.S. Navy dirigible, crashes off the coast of California, killing two people.

  • 1931

    Japan makes its first television broadcast–a baseball game.

  • 1929

    Charles Lindbergh announces his engagement to Anne Morrow.

  • 1924

    George Gershwin’s groundbreaking symphonic jazz composition Rhapsody in Blue premieres with Gershwin himself playing the piano with Paul Whiteman’s orchestra.

  • 1921

    Winston Churchill of London is appointed colonial secretary.

  • 1912

    China becomes a republic following the overthrow of the Manchu dynasty.

  • 1909

  • 1893

    Omar Bradley, U.S. army general during World War II.

  • 1880

    John L. Lewis, American labor leader.

  • 1874

    Auguste Perret, French architect, pioneer in designs of reinforced concrete buildings.

  • 1857

    Eugene Atget, French photographer, took over 10,000 photographs documenting Paris.

  • 1836

    Mexican General Santa Anna crosses the Rio Grande en route to the Alamo.

  • 1828

    George Meredith, English poet and novelist.

  • 1818

    Chile gains independence from Spain.

  • 1809

    Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President of the United State (1861-1865).

  • Charles Darwin, naturalist and influential theorist of evolution (On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection).

  • 1793

    The first fugitive slave law, requiring the return of escaped slaves, is passed.

  • 1775

    Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams

  • 1768

    Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor

  • 1709

    Alexander Selkirk, the Scottish seaman whose adventures inspired the creation of Daniel Dafoe’s Robinson Crusoe, is taken off Juan Fernandez Island after more than four years of living there alone.

  • 1554

    Lady Jane Grey, the Queen of England for thirteen days, is beheaded on Tower Hill. She was barely 17 years old.

  • 1294

    Kublai Khan, the conqueror of Asia, dies at the age of 80.