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 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.

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.

  • New Orleans integrates two all-white schools.

  • 1954

    Condoleezza Rice, US Secretary of State under Pres. George W. Bush (2005–2009).

  • 1951

    French paratroopers capture Hoa Binh, Vietnam.

  • The United States and Yugoslavia sign a military aid pact.

  • 1948

    Charles, Prince of Wales, heir to the throne of England.

  • 1947

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

  • 1940

    German bombers devastate Coventry in Great Britain, killing 1,000 in the worst air raid of the war.

  • 1935

    Hussein of Jordan, King of Jordan (1952–1999); second Arab head of state to recognize Israel as a sovereign nation.

  • Manuel Luis Quezon is sworn in as the first Filipino president, as the Commonwealth of the Philippines is inaugurated.

  • 1930

    Edward Higgins White II, engineer, astronaut; first American to “walk” in space (June 3, 1965); died in explosion at Cape Canaveral (Cape Kennedy) during prelaunch testing for first manned Apollo mission.

  • Right-wing militarists in Japan attempt to assassinate Premier Hamagushi.

  • 1927

    McLean Stevenson, actor; best known for his role as Lt. Col. Henry Blake on the TV series M*A*S*H*.

  • 1922

    Veronica Lake, actress (Sullivan’s Travels).

  • The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) begins the first daily radio broadcasts from Marconi House.

  • 1921

    Brian Keith, actor (The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming).

  • The Cherokee Indians ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review their claim to 1 million acres of land in Texas.

  • 1917

    Park Chung-hee, Korean general and statesman; led 1961 coup that overthrew the Korean Second Republic; elected president 1963; assassinated Oct. 26, 1979.

  • 1910

    Lieutenant Eugene Ely, U.S. Navy, becomes the first man to take off in an airplane from the deck of a ship. He flew from the ship Birmingham at Hampton Roads to Norfolk.

  • 1908

    Harrison Sallisbury, journalist for The New York Times.

  • Joseph McCarthy, anti-Communist senator from Wisconsin.

  • Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light.

  • 1907

    Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children’s writer (Pippi Longstocking).

  • 1906

    Louise Brooks, silent film star, symbol of the 1920s flapper.

  • 1900

    Aaron Copeland, American composer whose works include Billy the Kidd, Appalachian Spring and Fanfare for the Common Man.

  • 1889

    Jawaharala Nehru, Indian nationalist leader.

  • 1882

    Billy Clairborne, a survivor of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, loses his life in a shoot-out with Buckskin Frank Leslie.

  • 1851

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

  • 1840

    Claude Monet, French impressionist painter.

  • 1812

    As Napoleon Bonaparte’s army retreats form Moscow, temperatures drop to 20 degrees below zero.

  • 1765

    Robert Fulton, American engineer who invented the first steamboat.

  • 1650

    William III, King of England (1689-1702).

  • 1501

    Arthur Tudor of England marries Katherine of Aragon.