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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 October 14, would your number have been called?

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

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

What happened today


Chinese Communist Forces begin to infiltrate the North Korean Army.

Famous birthdays


William Penn, English Quaker leader and founder of Pennsylvania.

more events on October 14

  • 2012

    Felix Baumgartner breaks the world record for highest manned balloon flight, highest parachute jump, and greatest free-fall velocity, parachuting from an altitude of approximately 24 miles (39km).

  • 1998

    Eric Robert Rudolph charged with the 1996 bombing during the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia; It was one of several bombing incidents Rudolph carried out to protest legalized abortion in the US.

  • 1994

    Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres for establishing the Oslo Accords and preparing for Palestinian Self Government.

  • 1983

    Prime Minister of Grenada Maurice Bishop overthrown and later executed by a military coup.

  • 1978

    Usher (Usher Raymond IV), singer; among the top-selling artists in music history and multiple Grammy winner (“Nice & Slow,” “OMG”).

  • 1974

    Natalie Maines, singer, songwriter, activist; lead vocalist of the Dixie Chicks, the top-selling all-female band and country group since Nielsen SoundScan tracking began in 1991; Maines’ comments against the coming US invasion of Iraq in 2003 led to radio boycotts that virtually ended the group’s career for several years.

  • 1969

    The British 50-pence coin enters the UK’s currency, the first step toward covering to a decimal system, which was planned for 1971.

  • 1968

    Jim Hines, USA, breaks the “ten-second barrier” in the 100-meter sprint at the Olympics in Mexico City; his time was 9.95.

  • US Defense Department announces 24,000 soldiers and Marines will be sent back to Vietnam for involuntary second tours of duty.

  • 1966

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada, opens its underground Montreal Metro rapid-transit system.

  • 1964

    Rev. Martin Luther King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advocating a policy of non-violence.

  • 1962

    Cuban Missile Crisis begins; USAF U-2 reconnaissance pilot photographs Cubans installing Soviet-made missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

  • 1954

    Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician who provided details of Israel’s nuclear weapons program to the British press in 1986, citing his opposition to weapons of mass destruction.

  • 1950

    Chinese Communist Forces begin to infiltrate the North Korean Army.

  • 1947

    Test pilot Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier aboard a Bell X-1 rocket plane.