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What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on January 14, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    238
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    71
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    285
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    341

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


What happened today

1943

Italian occupation authorities refuse to deport Jews living in their territories in France.

Famous birthdays

1947

Taylor Branch, author, historian; best known for his America in the King Years trilogy chronicling the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

more events on January 14

  • 2011

    Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, former president of Tunisia, flees to Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime.

  • 2010

    Yemen declares war on al-Qaeda terrorist group.

  • 2005

    Huygens probe lands on Saturn’s moon Titan.

  • 2004

    The Republic of Georgia restores the “five cross flag” as its national flag after some 500 years of disuse.

  • 2000

    UN tribunal sentences 5 Bosnian Croats to prison for up to 25 years; they were charged with killing some 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village in 1993.

  • 1980

    The United Nations votes 104-18 to deplore the Soviet aggression in Afghanistan.

  • 1969

    A blast on the U.S. carrier Enterprise in the Pacific results in 24 dead and 85 injured.

  • 1968

    LL Cool J (James Todd Smith), influential rapper (“I’m Bad”); actor (NCIS: Los Angeles TV series).

  • 1952

    Maureen Dowd, New York Times columnist, author; won Pulitzer Prize for her series on the Monica Lewinsky scandal during the Clinton administration.

  • 1948

    T Bone Burnett (Joseph Henry Burnett), musician, songwriter, Grammy-winning producer (O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack).

  • 1947

    Taylor Branch, author, historian; best known for his America in the King Years trilogy chronicling the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 1944

    Nina Totenberg, journalist; legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio.

  • 1943

    Italian occupation authorities refuse to deport Jews living in their territories in France.

  • Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Charles DeGaulle meet at Casablanca to discuss the direction of the war.

  • 1942

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders all aliens in the U.S. to register with the government.