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 26, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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 26

  • 2011

    NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.

  • 2000

    Republican candidate George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida’s electoral votes, giving him enough electoral votes to defeat Democrat Al Gore Jr. for the US presidency, despite losing the popular vote.

  • 1998

    Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland’s parliament.

  • 1983

    At London’s Heathrow Airport, almost 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million stolen from Brinks-MAT vault.

  • 1982

    Yasuhiro Nakasone is elected the 71st Japanese prime minister.

  • 1979

    Oil deposits equaling OPEC reserves are found in Venezuela.

  • 1975

    Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme is found guilty of an attempt on President Gerald Ford’s life.

  • 1957

    President Eisenhower suffers a minor stroke.

  • 1956

    Dale Jarrett, NASCAR driver; won 1999 Winston Cup Series championship.

  • 1954

    Velupillai Prabhakaran, founder and leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a militant organization that sought to create an independent Tamil state in Sri Lanka.

  • 1950

    North Korean and Chinese troops halt a UN offensive.

  • 1949

    India becomes a sovereign Democratic republic.

  • 1947

    France expels 19 Soviet citizens, charging them with intervention in internal affairs.

  • 1941

    The Japanese fleet departs from the Kuril Islands en route to its attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • 1939

    Tina Turner, singer, dancer , actress (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”).

  • The Soviet Union charges Finland with artillery attack on border.

  • 1938

    Rich Little, comedian, actor; noted for his ability to impersonate famous personalities.

  • Poland renews nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union to protect against a German invasion.

  • 1933

    Robert Goulet, singer, actor.

  • 1924

    George Segal, sculptor.

  • 1922

    Charles M. Shultz, American cartoonist who created “Peanuts” starring Charlie Brown.

  • Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, archeologists, open King Tut’s tomb, undisturbed for 3,000 years.

  • 1920

    Cyril Cusack, Irish actor.

  • 1917

    The Bolsheviks offer an armistice between Russian and the Central Powers.

  • 1912

    Eric Sevareid, American broadcast journalist for CBS News.

  • 1907

    The Duma lends support to Czar in St. Petersburg, who claims he has renounced autocracy.

  • 1901

    The Hope diamond is brought to New York.

  • 1894

    Norbert Weiner, American mathematician, considered the father of automation.

  • 1876

    Willis Haviland Carrier, inventor of the first air conditioning system to control both temperature and humidity.

  • 1863

    The first National Thanksgiving is celebrated.

  • 1827

    Ellen Gould White, founder of the Seventh Day Adventists.

  • 1825

    The Kappa Alpha Society, the second American college Greek-letter fraternity, is founded.

  • 1812

    Napoleon Bonaparte’s army begins crossing the Beresina River over two hastily constructed bridges.

  • 1789

    George Washington proclaims this a National Thanksgiving Day in honor of the new Constitution. This date was later used to set the date for Thanksgiving.

  • 1774

    A congress of colonial leaders criticizes British influence in the colonies and affirms their right to “Life, liberty and property.”

  • 1688

    Louis XIV declares war on the Netherlands.