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 25, 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 25

  • 1976

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that states may ban the hiring of illegal aliens.

  • 1956

    Stalin is secretly disavowed by Khrushchev at a party congress for promoting the “cult of the individual.”

  • 1952

    French colonial forces evacuate Hoa Binh in Indochina.

  • 1944

    U.S. forces destroy 135 Japanese planes in Marianas and Guam.

  • 1943

    U.S. troops retake the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, where they had been defeated five days before.

  • 1928

    Bell Labs introduces a new device to end the fluttering of the television image.

  • 1926

    Poland demands a permanent seat on the League of Nations council.

  • 1919

    Oregon introduces the first state tax on gasoline at one cent per gallon, to be used for road construction.

  • 1917

    Anthony Burgess, English writer (A Clockwork Orange).

  • 1913

    The 16th Amendment to the constitution is adopted, setting the legal basis for the income tax.

  • 1910

    The 13th Dalai Lama flees from the Chinese and takes refuge in India.

  • 1905

    Adele Davis, nutritionist.

  • 1904

    J.M. Synge’s play Riders to the Sea opens in Dublin.

  • 1895

    Rudolf von Eschwege, German fighter ace in World War I.

  • 1894

    Meher Baba, spiritual leader.

  • 1888

    John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State to President Eisenhower.

  • 1873

    Enrico Caruso, Italian opera tenor.

  • 1865

    General Joseph E. Johnston replaces John Bell Hood as Commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee.

  • 1862

    Confederate troops abandon Nashville, Tennessee, in the face of Grant‘s advance. The ironclad Monitor is commissioned at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

  • 1856

    Charles Lang Freer, U.S. art collector.

  • 1841

    Pierre Auguste Renoir, French painter and founder of the French Impressionist movement.

  • 1836

    Samuel Colt patents the first revolving cylinder multi-shot firearm.

  • 1831

    The Polish army halts the Russian advance into their country at the Battle of Grochow.

  • 1815

    Napoleon leaves his exile on the island of Elba, returning to France.

  • 1804

    Thomas Jefferson is nominated for president at the Democratic-Republican caucus.

  • 1791

    President George Washington signs a bill creating the Bank of the United States.

  • 1781

    American General Nathaniel Greene crosses the Dan River on his way to attack Cornwallis.

  • 1779

    The British surrender the Illinois country to George Rogers Clark at Vincennes.

  • 1642

    Dutch settlers slaughter lower Hudson Valley Indians in New Netherland, North America, who sought refuge from Mohawk attackers.

  • 1601

    Robert Devereux, the second Earl of Essex and former favorite of Elizabeth I, is beheaded in the Tower of London for high treason.

  • 1570

    Pope Pius V issues the bull Regnans in Excelsis which excommunicates Queen Elizabeth of England.