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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 15, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    171
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    310
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    75
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    277

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


What happened today

1997

Andy Green of the UK becomes the first person to break the sound barrier in the Earth's atmosphere, driving the ThrustSSC supersonic car to a record 763 mph (1,228 km/h).

Famous birthdays

1924

Lee Iacocca, engineer, businessman; assisted in designing Ford Mustang and Pinto; later, as CEO of Chrysler Corp., he is credited with saving Chrysler from extinction.

more events on October 15

  • 2011

    Protests break out in countries around the globe, under the slogan “United for Global Democracy.”

  • 2008

    Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 733.08 points, the second-largest percentage drop in the Dow’s history.

  • 2007

    New Zealand police arrest 17 people believed to be part of a paramilitary training camp.

  • 2005

    Prince Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat.

  • 2003

    China launches its first manned space mission, Shenzhou I.

  • 1997

    Andy Green of the UK becomes the first person to break the sound barrier in the Earth’s atmosphere, driving the ThrustSSC supersonic car to a record 763 mph (1,228 km/h).

  • 1990

    Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the USSR, receives Nobel Peace Prize for his work in making his country more open and reducing Cold War tensions.

  • 1989

    Canadian hockey player Wayne Gretzky makes his 1,851st goal, breaking the all-time scoring record in the National Hockey League.

  • 1987

    The Great Storm of 1987 strikes the UK and Europe during the night of Oct 15-16, killing over 20 people and causing widespread damage.

  • 1969

    Rallies for The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam draw over 2 million demonstrators across the US, a quarter million of them in the nation’s capital.

  • 1966

    Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale establish the Black Panther Party, an African-American revolutionary socialist political group, in the US.

  • 1964

    Nikita Khrushchev is replaced by Leonid Brezhnev as leader of the Soviet Union.

  • 1954

    Princess Friederike of Hanover.

  • 1950

    President Harry Truman meets with General Douglas MacArthur at Wake Island to discuss U.N. progress in the Korean War.

  • 1945

    Vichy French Premier Pierre Laval is executed by a firing squad for his wartime collaboration with the Germans.