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 January 15, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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 January 15

  • 2001

    Wikipedia goes online.

  • 1992

    Slovenia and Croatia’s independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is recognized by the international community.

  • 1991

    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II approves Australia instituting its own Victoria Cross honors system, the first county in the British Commonwealth permitted to do so.

  • UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw its forces from occupied Kuwait passes, setting the stage for Operation Desert Storm.

  • 1982

    Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia.

  • 1976

    Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life in prison for her failed attempt to assassinate US President Gerald Ford.

  • 1975

    The Alvor Agreement is signed, ending the Angolan War of independence and granting the country independence from Portugal.

  • 1973

    Four of six remaining Watergate defendants plead guilty.

  • US President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action by US troops in Vietnam.

  • 1967

    Some 462 Yale faculty members call for an end to the bombing in North Vietnam.

  • 1965

    Sir Winston Churchill suffers a severe stroke.

  • 1949

    Chinese Communists occupy Tientsin after a 27-hour battle with Nationalist forces.

  • 1948

    Ronnie Van Zant, singer, songwriter; founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd band.

  • 1945

    Princess Michael of Kent (Baroness Marie Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida von Reibnitz), married to Prince Michael of Kent, grandson of Britain’s King George V.

  • 1944

    The U.S. Fifth Army successfully breaks the German Winter Line in Italy with the capture of Mount Trocchio.

  • 1936

    In London, Japan quits all naval disarmament talks after being denied equality.

  • 1930

    Amelia Earhart sets an aviation record for women at 171 mph in a Lockheed Vega.

  • 1929

    Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • The U.S. Senate ratifies the Kellogg-Briand anti-war pact.

  • 1927

    The Dumbarton Bridge opens in San Francisco carrying the first auto traffic across the bay.

  • 1920

    The United States approves a $150 million loan to Poland, Austria and Armenia to aid in their war with the Russian communists.

  • The Dry Law goes into effect in the United States. Selling liquor and beer becomes illegal.

  • 1919

    Peasants in Central Russia rise against the Bolsheviks.

  • 1913

    The first telephone line between Berlin and New York is inaugurated.

  • 1908

    Edward Teller, Hungarian-born U.S. physicist known as the “Father of the H-bomb.”

  • 1906

    Aristotle Onassis, Greek tycoon.

  • 1865

    Union troops capture Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

  • 1823

    Mathew Brady, Civil War photographer.

  • 1811

    In a secret session, Congress plans to annex Spanish East Florida.

  • 1716

    Philip Livingston, signatory to the Declaration of Independence.

  • 1624

    Riots flare in Mexico when it is announced that all churches are to be closed.

  • 1622

    Moliere [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French comic dramatist best remembered for his play La Tartuffe.