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 October 25, would your number have been called?

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

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

more events on October 25

  • 2009

    Terrorist bombings in Baghdad kill over 150 and wound over 700.

  • 2001

    Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant; heiress apparent to the Belgian throne.

  • 1991

    The last soldiers of the Yugoslav People’s Army leaves the Republic of Slovenia.

  • 1984

    Katy Perry, singer, songwriter; (“Part of Me”; “Roar”) named Billboard magazine’s Woman of the Year 2012.

  • 1983

    1,800 U.S. troops and 300 Caribbean troops land on Grenada. U.S. forces soon turn up evidence of a strong Cuban and Soviet presence–large stores of arms and documents suggesting close links to Cuba.

  • 1971

    Midori Goto, violinist.

  • United Nations expels the Republic of China and seats the People’s Republic of China.

  • 1970

    Adam Pascal, actor, singer (Rent; Aida).

  • 1964

    Nicole, German singer, won 1982 Errovision Song Contest singing “Ein biBchen Frieden” (“A Little Peace”); the English version reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart.

  • 1962

    In South Africa, civil rights activist Nelson Mandela is sentenced to 5 years in prison.

  • Adlai Stevenson shows photos to the UN Security Council that prove Soviet missiles have been installed in Cuba.

  • 1960

    Martin Luther King, Jr., is sentenced to four months in jail for a sit-in.

  • 1958

    The last U.S. troops leave Beirut.

  • 1957

    Nancy Cartwright, voice actress; voice of Bart Simpson and other characters in the long-running animated TV series The Simpsons.

  • 1954

    President Eisenhower conducts the first televised Cabinet meeting.

  • 1951

    In a general election, England’s Labour Party loses to Conservatives. Winston Churchill becomes prime minister, and Anthony Eden becomes foreign secretary.

  • 1950

    Chinese Communist Forces launch their first-phase offensive across the Yalu River into North Korea.

  • 1944

    The Japanese are defeated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the world’s largest sea engagement. From this point on, the depleted Japanese Navy increasingly resorts to the suicidal attacks of Kamikaze fighters.

  • 1941

    Anne Tyler, novelist (The Accidental Tourist, Ladder of Years).

  • 1940

    German troops capture Kharkov and launch a new drive toward Moscow.

  • 1923

    The Teapot Dome scandal comes to public attention as Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, subcommittee chairman, reveals the findings of the past 18 months of investigation. His case will result in the conviction of Harry F. Sinclair of Mammoth Oil, and later Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, the first cabinet member in American history to go to jail. The scandal, named for the Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming, involved Fall secretly leasing naval oil reserve lands to private companies.

  • 1916

    German pilot Rudolf von Eschwege shoots down his first enemy plane, a Nieuport 12 of the Royal Naval Air Service over Bulgaria.

  • 1914

    John Berryman, poet.

  • 1902

    Henry Steele Commager, American historian who wrote the fifty-five volume Rise of the American Nation.

  • 1889

    Abel Gance, film director (Napoleon).

  • 1888

    Richard E. Byrd, U.S. aviator and explorer who made the first flight over the North Pole.

  • 1881

    Pablo Picasso, painter and sculptor or over 6,000 works.

  • 1854

    During the Crimean War, a brigade of British light infantry is destroyed by Russian artillery as they charge down a narrow corridor in full view of the Russians.

  • 1838

    Georges Bizet, composer, best known for his opera Carmen.

  • 1825

    Johann Strauss, composer.

  • 1760

    George III of England crowned.

  • 1415

    An English army under Henry V defeats the French at Agincourt, France. The French had out numbered Henry’s troops 60,000 to 12,000 but British longbows turned the tide of the battle.