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 19, 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 19

  • 1987

    New York Governor Mario Cuomo declares that he will not run for president in the next election.

  • 1981

    The U.S. State Department calls El Salvador a “textbook case” of a Communist plot.

  • 1976

    Britain slashes welfare spending.

  • 1966

    Robert F. Kennedy suggests the United States offer the Vietcong a role in governing South Vietnam.

  • 1965

    Fourteen Vietnam War protesters are arrested for blocking the United Nations’ doors in New York.

  • 1952

    Amy Tan, novelist (The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife).

  • 1944

    The U.S. Eighth Air Force and Royal Air Force begin “Big Week,” a series of heavy bomber attacks against German aircraft production facilities.

  • 1942

    Port Darwin, on the northern coast of Australia, is bombed by the Japanese.

  • 1940

    Smokey Robinson, American singer and songwriter.

  • 1926

    Dr. Lane of Princeton estimates the earth’s age at one billion years.

  • 1925

    President Calvin Coolidge proposes the phasing out of inheritance tax.

  • 1919

    The First Pan African Congress meets in Paris, France.

  • 1917

    Carson McCullers, writer (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter).

  • American troops are recalled from the Mexican border.

  • 1915

    British and French warships begin their attacks on the Turkish forts at the mouth of the Dardenelles, in an abortive expedition to seize the straits of Gallipoli.

  • 1911

    Merle Oberon, film actress.

  • 1903

    The Austria-Hungary government decrees a mandatory two year military service.

  • 1902

    Kay Boyle, short story writer (“The White Horses of Vienna”).

  • Smallpox vaccination becomes obligatory in France.

  • 1861

    Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom.

  • 1859

    Svante Arrhenius, Swedish chemist, founder of physical chemistry.

  • 1847

    Rescuers finally reach the ill-fated Donner Party in the Sierras.

  • 1817

    William III, King of the Netherlands.

  • 1807

    Vice President Aaron Burr is arrested in Alabama for treason. He is later found innocent.

  • 1701

    Philip V of Spain makes his ceremonial entry into Madrid.

  • 1683

    Philip V, King of Spain.

  • 1473

    Nicholas Copernicus, Polish astronomer who introduced the idea that the earth revolved around the sun.

  • 1408

    The revolt of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, against King Henry IV, ends with his defeat and death at Bramham Moor.