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 15, 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.

What happened today


Andrei Gromyko replaces Dmitri T. Shepilov as the Soviet Foreign Minister.

Famous birthdays


Susan B. Anthony, suffragette and political activist.

more events on February 15

  • 1974

    U.S. gas stations threaten to close because of federal fuel policies.

  • 1967

    Thirteen U.S. helicopters are shot down in one day in Vietnam

  • 1965

    Canada’s maple leaf flag is raised for the first time.

  • 1961

    Eighteen members of the U.S. figure skating team are lost in an airplane crash in Belgium.

  • 1957

    Andrei Gromyko replaces Dmitri T. Shepilov as the Soviet Foreign Minister.

  • 1954

    Matt Groening, cartoonist (The Simpsons).

  • 1950

    Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse-tung sign a mutual defense treaty in Moscow.

  • 1946

    Royal Canadian mounted police arrest 22 as Soviet spies.

  • 1944

    American bombers attack the Abbey of Monte Cassino in an effort to neutralize it as a German observation post in central Italy.

  • 1943

    The Germans break the American Army’s lines at the Fanid-Sened Sector in Tunisia, North Africa.

  • 1942

    British forces in Singapore surrender to Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita.

  • 1940

    Hitler orders that all British merchant ships will be considered warships.

  • 1934

    U.S. Congress passes the Civil Works Emergency Relief Act, allotting new funds for Federal Emergency Relief Administration.

  • 1925

    The London Zoo announces it will install lights to cheer up fogged-in animals.

  • 1905

    Harold Arlen, composer, arranger and pianist (“Stormy Weather,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon”).