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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 September 29, 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


Congress votes to create a U.S. army.

Famous birthdays


Horatio Nelson, British naval commander who defeated the French and her allies on numerous occasions during the age of Napoleon.

more events on September 29

  • 2009

    An 8.1 earthquake causes a tidal wave that claims 189 lives in Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga.

  • 2008

    Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 777.68 points in the wake of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual bankruptcies, the largest single-day point loss in Wall Street history.

  • 1992

    Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello impeached for corruptions; he was the youngest president in the nation’s history, taking office at age 40 in 1990.

  • 1990

    The YF-22, later named F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.

  • 1979

    John Paul II becomes the first pope ever to visit Ireland.

  • 1971

    Oman joins the Arab League.

  • 1968

    Samir Soni, Indian actor, model; in 2012 won Indian Telly Award, Boroplus Gold Award and ITA Award for Best Actor, as well Favorite Drama Actor in India’s People’s Choice Awards.

  • 1966

    Chevrolet introduces the Camaro, which will become an iconic car.

  • 1962

    The popular Argentinian comic strip Mafalda beings publication, in the weekly Primera Plana; focusing on a six-year-old girl (Mafalda) and her friends, it has been called the Argentinian Peanuts.

  • Canada launches its first satellite, Alouette 1.

  • 1960

    General Douglas MacArthur officially returns Seoul, South Korea, to President Syngman Rhee.

  • 1955

    Ann Bancroft, explorer, author; first woman to reach North Pole on foot nd by sled and first woman to cross both polar ice caps.

  • 1951

    Michelle Bachelet, first woman president of Chile (2006-10).

  • 1950

    Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev repeatedly disrupts a UN General Assembly meeting with his violent outbursts over intervention in the Belgian Congo, US U2 spy planes, and arms control.

  • 1948

    Bryant Gumbel, broadcast journalist; co-host of NBC’s Today (1982-97), for which he won several Emmy Awards.