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 28, 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
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on February 28

  • 1994

    U.S. warplanes shoot down four Serb aircraft over Bosnia in the first NATO use of force in the troubled area.

  • 1971

    The male electorate in Lichtenstein refuses to give voting rights to women.

  • 1969

    A Los Angeles court refuses Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan’s request to be executed.

  • 1967

    In Mississippi, 19 are indicted in the slayings of three civil rights workers.

  • 1953

    Greece, Turkey and Yugoslavia sign a 5-year defense pact in Ankara.

  • 1946

    The U.S. Army declares that it will use V-2 rocket to test radar as an atomic rocket defense system.

  • 1945

    U.S. tanks break the natural defense line west of the Rhine and cross the Erft River.

  • 1936

    The Japanese Army restores order in Tokyo and arrests officers involved in a coup.

  • 1926

    Svetlana Stalin, daughter of Josef Stalin.

  • 1924

    U.S. troops are sent to Honduras to protect American interests during an election conflict.

  • 1916

    Haiti becomes the first U.S. protectorate.

  • 1911

    Denis Burkitt, British medical researcher.

  • 1909

    Stephen Spender, English poet, critic.

  • 1901

    Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize-winning American chemist.

  • 1900

    After a 119-day siege by the Boers, the surrounded British troops in Ladysmith, South Africa, are relieved.

  • 1894

    Ben Hecht, writer.

  • 1863

    Four Union gunboats destroy the CSS Nashville near Fort McAllister, Georgia.

  • 1861

    The territory of Colorado is established.

  • 1847

    Colonel Alexander Doniphan and his ragtag Missouri Mounted Volunteers ride to victory at the Battle of Sacramento, during the Mexican War.

  • 1824

    Charles Blondin, tightrope walker.

  • 1820

    John Tenniel, illustrator of various books (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland).

  • 1704

    Indians attack Deerfield, Mass. killing 40 and kidnapping 100.

  • 1610

    Thomas West is appointed governor of Virginia.

  • 1574

    On the orders of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, two Englishmen and an Irishman are burnt for heresy.

  • 1533

    Michel de Montaigne, French moralist who created the personal essay.

  • 1066

    Westminster Abbey, the most famous church in England, opens its doors.