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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 November 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


Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick is published in New York.

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Buckwheat Zydeco (Stanley Dural Jr.), accordion player, zydeco artist.

more events on November 14

  • 2012

    Israel launches Operation Pillar of Defense against the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip.

  • 2008

    First G-20 economic summit convenes, in Washington, DC.

  • 2001

    Northern Alliance fighters take control of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.

  • 1995

    Budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress forces temporary closure of national parks and museums; federal agencies forced to operate with skeleton staff.

  • 1990

    Poland and the Federal Republic of Germany sign a treaty officially making the Oder-Neisse line the border between their countries.

  • 1984

    The Space Shuttle Discovery‘s crew rescues a second satellite.

  • 1982

    Lech Walesa, leader of Poland’s outlawed Solidarity movement, is released by communist authorities after 11 months confinement; he would win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 and be elected Poland’s president in 1990.

  • 1979

    US President Jimmy Carter freezes all Iranian assets in the United States in response to Iranian militants holding more than 50 Americans hostage.

  • 1969

    The United States launches Apollo 12, the second mission to the Moon, from Cape Kennedy.

  • 1968

    Yale University announces its plan to go co-ed.

  • 1965

    The U.S. First Cavalry Division battles with the North Vietnamese Army in the Ia Drang Valley, the first ground combat for American troops.

  • 1963

    Greece frees hundreds who were jailed in the Communist uprising of 1944-1950.

  • Iceland gets a new island when a volcano pushes its way up out of the sea five miles off the southern coast.

  • 1961

    President Kennedy increases the number of American advisors in Vietnam from 1,000 to 16,000.

  • 1960

    President Dwight Eisenhower orders U.S. naval units into the Caribbean after Guatemala and Nicaragua charge Castro with starting uprisings.