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 22, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

more events on February 22

  • 1984

    Britain and the U.S. send warships to the Persian Gulf following an Iranian offensive against Iraq.

  • 1967

    Operation Junction City becomes the largest U.S. operation in Vietnam.

  • 1963

    Moscow warns the U.S. that an attack on Cuba would mean war.

  • 1962

    A Soviet bid for new Geneva arms talks is turned down by the U.S.

  • 1954

    U.S. is to install 60 Thor nuclear missiles in Britain.

  • 1952

    French forces evacuate Hoa Binh in Indochina.

  • 1951

    The Atomic Energy Commission discloses information about the first atom-powered airplane.

  • 1944

    Jonathan Demme, film director (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia).

  • 1942

    President Franklin Roosevelt orders Gen. Douglas MacArthur to leave the Philippines.

  • 1935

    All plane flights over the White House are barred because they are disturbing President Roosevelt‘s sleep.

  • 1932

    Edward Kennedy, Massachusetts Senator, brother of John F. Kennedy.

  • Adolf Hitler is the Nazi Party candidate for the presidential elections in Germany.

  • 1926

    Pope Pius rejects Mussolini‘s offer of aid to the Vatican.

  • 1925

    Edward Gorey, American writer and illustrator.

  • 1924

    Columbia University declares radio education a success.

  • 1920

    The American Relief Administration appeals to the public to pressure Congress to aid starving European cities.

  • 1911

    Canadian Parliament votes to preserve the union with the British Empire.

  • 1909

    The Great White Fleet returns to Norfolk, Virginia, from an around-the-world show of naval power.

  • 1902

    A fistfight breaks out in the Senate. Senator Benjamin Tillman suffers a bloody nose for accusing Senator John McLaurin of bias on the Philippine tariff issue.

  • 1900

    Sean O’Faolain, Irish short story writer.

  • 1892

    Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet.

  • 1879

    Frank Winfield Woolworth’s ‘nothing over five cents’ shop opens at Utica, New York. It is the first chain store.

  • 1865

    Federal troops capture Wilmington, N.C.

  • 1864

    Nathan Bedford Forrest‘s brother, Jeffrey, is killed at Okolona, Mississippi.

  • 1862

    Jefferson Davis is inaugurated president of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va. for the second time.

  • 1857

    Heinrich Hertz, German physicist, the first person to broadcast and receive radio waves.

  • Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout Movement.

  • 1825

    Russia and Britain establish the Alaska/Canada boundary.

  • 1819

    Spain signs a treaty with the United States ceding eastern Florida.

  • 1797

    The last invasion of Britain takes place when some 1,400 Frenchmen land at Fishguard in Wales.

  • 1778

    Rembrandt Peale, American painter known for portraits of U.S. founding fathers.

  • 1732

    George Washington, Commander-in-chief of Continental forces during the American Revolution and first U.S. President.

  • 1613

    Mikhail Romanov is elected czar of Russia.

  • 1403

    Charles VII, King of France.

  • 1349

    Jews are expelled from Zurich, Switzerland.