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 22, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

What happened today


British King George is confined to bed with a congested lung; the queen is to take over duties.

Famous birthdays


Hoagy Carmichael, American composer, pianist and singer.

more events on November 22

  • 2008

    Hamas and Israel begin a cease-fire following eight days of violence and 150 deaths.

  • 2005

    Angela Merkel becomes the first woman ever to be Chancellor of Germany; the former research scientist had previously been the first secretary-general of the Christian Democratic Union.

  • 2004

    The Orange Revolution, protesting a primary election believed to have been rigged, begins in the Ukraine. On Dec 26 Ukraine’s Supreme Court orders a revote..

  • 1995

    The first feature-length film created entirely with computer generated imagery – Toy Story – premiers.

  • 1990

    Britain’s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher confirms the end of her premiership by withdrawing from the leadership election of the Conservative Party.

  • 1989

    Lebanese President Rene Moawad killed when a bomb explodes near his motorcade in West Beirut.

  • 1988

    First prototype of B-2 Spirit strategic stealth bomber unveiled for public viewing.

  • 1986

    Justice Department finds memo in Lt. Col. Oliver North’s office on the transfer of $12 million to Contras of Nicaragua from Iranian arms sale.

  • 1984

    Scarlett Johansson, actress, model (North, Lost in Translation).

  • 1982

    President Ronald Reagan calls for defense-pact deployment of the MX missile.

  • 1980

    Eighteen Communist Party secretaries in 49 provinces are ousted from Poland.

  • 1973

    Great Britain announces a plan for moderate Protestants and Catholics to share power in Northern Ireland.

  • 1964

    Almost 40,000 people pay tribute to John F. Kennedy at Arlington Cemetery on the first anniversary of his death.

  • 1963

    Lee Harvey Oswald assassinates President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president.

  • 1961

    Mariel Hemingway, actress (Lipstick, Manhattan).