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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 15, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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 15

  • 2007

    Cyclone Sidr strikes Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people.

  • 1990

    People’s Republic of Bulgaria replaced by a new republican government.

  • 1988

    Palestinian National Council proclaims an independent State of Palestine.

  • 1985

    Anglo-Irish Agreement signed by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald.

  • 1984

    Baby Fae dies 20 days after receiving a baboon heart transplant in Loma Linda, California.

  • 1976

    A Syrian peace force takes control of Beirut, Lebanon.

  • 1969

    A quarter of a million anti-Vietnam War demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.

  • 1965

    In the second day of combat, regiments of the 1st Cavalry Division battle on Landing Zones X-Ray against North Vietnamese forces in the Ia Drang Valley.

  • 1963

    Argentina voids all foreign oil contracts.

  • 1962

    Cuba threatens to down U.S. planes on reconnaissance flights over its territory.

  • 1960

    The first submarine with nuclear missiles, USS George Washington, takes to sea from Charleston, South Carolina.

  • 1957

    Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev asserts Soviet superiority in missiles, challenging the United States to a rocket-range shooting match.

  • 1952

    Newark Airport in New Jersey reopens after closing earlier in the year because of an increase in accidents.

  • 1946

    The 17th Paris Air Show opens at the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysees. It is the first show of this kind since World War II.

  • 1942

    Daniel Barenboim, Israeli pianist and conductor.

  • An American fleet defeats a Japanese naval force in a clash off Guadalcanal.

  • 1941

    Daniel Pinkwater, author best known for his children’s books and Young Adult fiction (The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death).

  • 1940

    Sam Waterston, actor, producer, director (The Killing Fields; TV movie Lincoln; Jack McCoy, Law & Order TV series).

  • 1939

    W. C. Clark, blues musician known as the “Godfather of Austin Blues.”.

  • 1937

    Eighteen lawsuits are brought against the Tennessee Valley Authority, calling for its dissolution.

  • 1930

    General strikes and riots paralyze Madrid, Spain.

  • 1925

    Howard Baker, Ameican politician; Senate Majority Leader (1981-85), White House Chief of Staff under Ronald Reagan (1987-88), Ambassador to Japan (2001-05).

  • 1922

    It is announced that Dr. Alexis Carrel has discovered white corpuscles.

  • 1920

    Forty-one nations open the first League of Nations session in Geneva..

  • 1917

    Kerensky flees and Bolsheviks take command in Moscow.

  • 1913

    Guy Green, English film director, screenwriter, cinematographer; won Academy Award for cinematography for Great Expectations (1946); received Lifetime Achievement Award from BAFTA (2002) and named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (2004).

  • 1909

    M. Metrot takes off in a Voisin biplane from Algiers, making the first manned flight in Africa.

  • 1907

    Claus von Stauffenberg, German army officer; a leader in the failed July 20, 1944, assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler.

  • 1906

    Curtis LeMay, general in US Army Air Corps and later US Air Force; vice presidential running mate of George Wallace in 1968; credited with planning the strategic bombing campaign against Imperial Japan during WWII.

  • 1891

    Erwin Rommel, German field marshal in World War II.

  • 1887

    Georgia O’Keefe, American artist.

  • 1881

    The American Federation of Labor is founded.

  • 1864

    Union Major General William T. Sherman’s troops set fires that destroy much of Atlanta’s industrial district prior to beginning Sherman’s March to the Sea.

  • 1806

    Explorer Zebulon Pike discovers the Colorado Peak that bears his name, despite the fact that he didn’t climb it.

  • 1805

    Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party reach the mouth of the Columbia River, completing their trek to the Pacific.

  • 1777

    The Articles of Confederation, instituting perpetual union of the United States of America, are adopted by Congress.

  • 1738

    Sir William Hershel, British astronomer who discovered Uranus.

  • 1708

    William Pitt the Elder, secretary of state of England whose strategies helped win the Seven Years War.

  • 1626

    The Pilgrim Fathers, who have settled in New Plymouth, buy out their London investors.

  • 1533

    The explorer Francisco Pizarro enters Cuzco, Peru.

  • 1315

    Swiss soldiers ambush and slaughter invading Austrians in the battle of Morgarten.