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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.

What happened today


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

Famous birthdays


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

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.