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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 April 09, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    219
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    223
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    289
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    234

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


What happened today

1859

Realizing that France has encouraged the Piedmontese forces to mobilize for invading Italy, Austria begins mobilizing its army.

Famous birthdays

1826

Chatham Roberdeau Wheat, Confederate commander during the American Civil War.

more events on April 9

  • 1970

    Paul McCartney announces the official break-up of the Beatles.

  • 1968

    Murdered civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., is buried.

  • 1966

    The statue of Winston Churchill is dedicated at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.

  • 1963

    Winston Churchill becomes the first honorary U.S. citizen.

  • 1950

    Comedian Bob Hope makes his first television appearance.

  • 1945

    The Red Army is repulsed at the Seelow Heights on the outskirts of Berlin.

  • 1942

    In the Battle of Bataan, American and Filipino forces are overwhelmed by the Japanese Army.

  • 1940

    Germany invades Norway and Denmark.

  • 1926

    Hugh Hefner, founder and publisher of Playboy magazine.

  • 1921

    Russo-Polish conflict ends with signing of the Riga Treaty.

  • 1917

    The Battle of Arras begins as Canadian troops begin a massive assault on Vimy Ridge.

  • 1916

    The German army launches its third offensive during the Battle of Verdun.

  • 1905

    J. William Fulbright, U.S. senator from Arkansas.

  • 1900

    British forces route Boers at Kroonstadt, South Africa.

  • 1898

    Paul Robeson, actor and activist.