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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 July 14, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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.

What happened today


In France, Louis VIII succeeds his father, Philip Augustus.

Famous birthdays


Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States (1974-1977).

more events on July 14

  • 1964

    The United States sends 600 more troops to Vietnam.

  • 1951

    The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, Missouri becomes the first national park honoring an African American.

  • 1945

    American battleships and cruisers bombard the Japanese home islands for the first time.

  • 1941

    Vichy French Foreign Legionaries sign an armistice in Damascus, allowing them to join the Free French Foreign Legion.

  • 1940

    A force of German bombers attacks Suez, Egypt, from bases in Crete.

  • 1938

    Howard Hughes and crew set a new world record for an around-the-world flight.

  • 1933

    Nazi Germany promulgates the Law for the Protection of Hereditary Health–the beginning of the Euthanasia program.

  • 1918

    Arthur Laurents, writer and librettist.

  • Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film director (The Seventh Seal, Fanny and Alexander).

  • 1916

    Natalia Ginzburg, Italian novelist (The Dry Heat, Family Sayings).

  • 1913

    Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States (1974-1977).

  • 1912

    Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie, American folk singer.

  • 1904

    Isaac Singer, Polish-born American writer.

  • 1903

    Irving Stone, biographical novelist.

  • 1900

    European Allies retake Tientsin, China, from the rebelling Boxers.