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 November 05, 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.

more events on November 5

  • 2009

    The deadliest mass shooting at a US military installation occurs at Fort Hood, Texas, when US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan kills 13 and wounds 29.

  • 2007

    Chang’e 1, China’s first lunar satellite, begins its orbit of the moon.

  • 2006

    Former president of Iraq Saddam Hussein, along with Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, is sentenced to death for the massacre of 148 Shi’a Muslims in 1982.

  • 2003

    Gary Ridgway, known as the Green River Killer, pleads guilty to 48 counts of murder.

  • 1995

    Andre Dallaire’s attempt to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien is foiled when the minister’s wife locks the door.

  • 1987

    Kevin Jonas II, musician, actor; oldest member of the pop rock group Jonas Brothers.

  • 1973

    Peter Emmerich, illustrator; in 2001 created the iconic “Mickey Salutes America” image featuring Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse.

  • 1968

    Shirley Chisholm of Brooklyn, New York, becomes the first elected African American woman to serve in the House of Representatives.

  • Richard Nixon is elected 37th president of the United States.

  • 1963

    Tatum O’Neal, actress; youngest person ever to win a competitive Academy award, for her performance at age 10 in Paper Moon (1973).

  • 1948

    William Daniel Phillips, shared 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to laser cooling, including his invention of the Zeeman slower technique for slowing the movement of gaseous atoms.

  • 1947

    Peter Noone, singer, songwriter, musician, best known as Herman of Herman’s Hermits.

  • 1946

    Gram Parsons, influential singer, songwriter, guitarist; member of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and International Submarine Band.

  • 1945

    Peter Pace, first USMC general appointed to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • 1943

    Sam Shepard, American playwright and actor.

  • 1942

    Art Garfunkel, American singer, one half of “Simon and Garfunkel.”

  • 1940

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected for third term.

  • 1935

    Parker Brothers company launches “Monopoly,” a game of real estate and capitalism.

  • 1930

    Sinclair Lewis becomes the first American to win a Nobel Prize in Literature for his novel Babbit.

  • 1918

    George Sheehan, cardiologist well known for his book Running and Being.

  • 1917

    General John Pershing leads U.S. troops into the first American action against German forces.

  • 1914

    France and Great Britain declare war on Turkey.

  • 1913

    Vivien Leigh, British actress famous for her role as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind.

  • 1912

    Woodrow Wilson is elected 28th president of the United States.

  • 1911

    Calbraith P. Rodgers ends first transcontinental flight–49 days from New York to Pasadena, Calif.

  • 1885

    Will Durant, historian and author.

  • 1872

    Susan B. Anthony is arrested for trying to vote.

  • 1862

    President Abraham Lincoln relieves General George McClellan of command of the Union armies and names Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside commander of the Army of the Potomac.

  • 1855

    Eugene V. Debs, American Socialist leader and first president of the American Railway Union.

  • 1854

    British and French defeat the Russians at Inkerman, Crimea.

  • 1840

    Afghanistan surrenders to the British army.

  • 1814

    Having decided to abandon the Niagara frontier, the American army blows up Fort Erie.

  • 1768

    William Johnson, the northern Indian Commissioner, signs a treaty with the Iroquois Indians to acquire much of the land between the Tennessee and Ohio rivers for future settlement.

  • 1757

    Frederick II of Prussia defeats the French at Rosbach in the Seven Years War.

  • 1653

    The Iroquois League signs a peace treaty with the French, vowing not to wage war with other tribes under French protection.

  • 1605

    Guy Fawkes is betrayed and arrested in an attempt to blow up the British Parliament in the “Gunpowder Plot.” Ever since, England has celebrated Guy Fawkes Day.

  • 1556

    The Emperor Akbar defeats the Hindus at Panipat and secures control of the Mogul Empire.

  • 1219

    The port of Damietta falls to the Crusaders after a siege.