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 May 14, 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.

What happened today


French King Henri IV (Henri de Navarre) is assassinated by François Ravaillac, a fanatical monk.

Famous birthdays


Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, German physicist, instrument maker, inventor of the thermometer.

more events on May 14

  • 1991

    In South Africa, Winnie Mandela is sentenced to six years in prison for her part in the kidnapping and beating of three black youths and the death of a fourth.

  • 1973

    The U.S. space station Skylab is launched.

  • 1969

  • 1961

    A bus carrying black and white civil rights activists is bombed and burned in Alabama.

  • 1948

    Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion establishes the State of Israel.

  • 1946

    Robert Jarvik, American physician.

  • 1944

    George Lucas, film director and producer (Star Wars).

  • 1942

    The British Army, in retreat from Burma, reaches India.

  • 1940

    Holland surrenders to Germany.

  • 1935

    A plebiscite in the Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.

  • 1933

    Richard P. Brickner, novelist (The Broken Year).

  • 1897

    Sidney Bechet, jazz clarinetist and soprano saxaphone player.

  • “”Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Phillip Sousa is performed for the first time in Philadelphia.

  • Guglielmo Marconi sends the first communication by wireless telegraph.

  • 1863

    Union General Nathanial Banks heads towards Port Hudson along the Mississippi River.