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 13, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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 13

  • 1984

    Konstantin Chernenko is selected to succeed Yuri Andropov as Party General Secretary in the Soviet Union.

  • 1972

    Enemy attacks in Vietnam decline for the third day as the United States continues its intensive bombing strategy.

  • 1970

    General Motors is reportedly redesigning automobiles to run on unleaded fuel.

  • 1968

    The United States sends 10,500 more combat troops to Vietnam.

  • 1953

    The Pope asks the United States to grant clemency to convicted spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.

  • 1951

    At the Battle of Chipyong-ni, in Korea, U.N. troops contain the Chinese forces’ offensive in a two-day battle.

  • 1949

    A mob burns a radio station in Ecuador after the broadcast of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds.

  • 1945

    The Royal Air Force Bomber Command devastates the German city of Dresden with night raids by 873 heavy bombers. The attacks are joined by 521 American heavy bombers flying daylight raids.

  • 1936

    First social security checks are put in the mail.

  • 1933

    Kim Novak, actress.

  • 1923

    Charles “Chuck” Yeager, American test pilot, the first man to break the sound barrier.

  • 1922

    Harold “Hal” Moore Jr., US Army lieutenant general, author; led 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment at 1965 Battle of Ia Drang Valley; his best-known book, co-authored with combat journalist Joe Galloway, is “We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young,” an account of that battle.

  • 1920

    The Negro National League, the first black baseball league, is established by Rube Foster.

  • 1919

    Tennessee Ernie Ford, country and gospel singer.

  • 1914

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is founded.

  • 1910

    William B. Shockley, physicist, co-inventor of the transistor.

  • 1902

    Georges Simenon, novelist.

  • 1892

    Grant Wood, painter (American Gothic).

  • 1873

    Feodor Chaliapin, opera singer.

  • 1866

    Jesse James holds up his first bank.

  • 1865

    The Confederacy approves the recruitment of slaves as soldiers, as long as the approval of their owners is gained.

  • 1862

    The four day Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, begins.

  • 1849

    Lord Randolph Churchill, English politician, Winston Churchill‘s father and member of Parliament.

  • 1764

    Charles de Talleyrand, Napoleon‘s foreign minister.

  • 1692

    In the Glen Coe highlands of Scotland, thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan are murdered by soldiers of the neighboring Campbell clan for not pledging allegiance to William of Orange. Ironically the pledge had been made but not communicated to the clans. The event is remembered as the Massacre of Glencoe.

  • 1689

    British Parliament adopts the Bill of Rights.

  • 1682

    Giovanni Piazzetta, painter (Fortune Teller).

  • 1599

    Alexander VII, Roman Catholic Pope.

  • 1542

    Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery.

  • 167

    Polycarp, a disciple of St. John and Bishop of Smyrna, is martyred on the west coast of Asia Minor.