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

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

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.

  • 1879

    W.C. Fields (William Claude Dukenfield), comedian and actor.

  • 1865

    Erich Ludendorff, German general during World War I.

  • General Robert E. Lee surrenders his rebel forces to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Va.

  • 1859

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

  • 1826

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

  • 1821

    Charles Baudelaire, French poet.

  • 1770

    Captain James Cook discovers Botany Bay on the Australian continent.

  • 1731

    British Captain Robert Jenkins loses an ear to a band of Spanish brigands, starting a war between Britain and Spain: The War of Jenkins’ Ear.

  • 1682

    Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi River and all lands that touch it for France.

  • 1649

    James Scott, Duke of Monmouth.

  • 1454

    The city states of Venice, Milan and Florence sign a peace agreement at Lodi, Italy.

  • 1241

    In the Battle of Liegnitz, Mongol armies defeat Poles and Germans.

  • 715

    Constantine ends his reign as Catholic Pope.

  • 193

    In the Balkans, the distinguished soldier Septimius Severus is proclaimed emperor by the army in Illyricum.