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.

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”).

  • 1900

    The British threaten to use natives in the Boer War fight.

  • 1898

    The U.S. battleship Maine blows up in Havana Harbor, killing 268 sailors and bringing hordes of Western cowboys and gunfighters rushing to enlist in the Spanish-American War.

  • 1882

    John Barrymore, actor, sibling to actors Lionel Barrymore & Ethel Barrymore, father of actors John Drew Barrymore & Diana Barrymore and grandfather of actor Drew Barrymore.

  • 1869

    Charges of treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped.

  • 1862

    Union General Ulysses S. Grant launches a major assault on Fort Donelson, Tenn.

  • 1820

    Susan B. Anthony, suffragette and political activist.

  • 1804

    New Jersey becomes the last northern state to abolish slavery.

  • 1798

    The first serious fist fight occurs in Congress.

  • 1797

    Henry Steinway, piano maker

  • 1726

    Abraham Clark, signer of Declaration of Independence.

  • 1710

    Louis XV, King of France

  • 1564

    Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and mathematician.