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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 August 09, 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.

What happened today


First appearance of the animated character Betty Boop ("Dizzy Dishes").

Famous birthdays


John Dryden, the first official Poet Laureate of Great Britain (1668 to 1700).

more events on August 9

  • 1999

    The Diet of Japan establishes the country’s official national flag, the Hinomaru, and national anthem, “Kimi Ga Yo.”.

  • Russian president Boris Yeltsin fires his prime minister and, for the fourth time, fires the entire cabinet.

  • 1992

    Twenty-fifth Olympic Summer Games closes in Barcelona, Spain.

  • 1983

    Ashley Johnson, film (The Help) and TV actress (Growing Pains), video game voice-overs (The Last of Us).

  • 1979

    England’s first major nude beach established, at the seaside resort of Brighton.

  • 1975

    First NFL game in Louisiana Superdome; Houston Oilers defeat New Orleans Saints 13-7.

  • 1974

    Gerald Ford is sworn in as president of the United States after the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

  • 1971

    Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 1970

    Chris Cuomo, TV journalist and anchor.

  • 1969

    Charles Manson’s followers kill actress Sharon Tate and her three guests in her Beverly Hills home.

  • 1968

    Gillian Anderson, film and TV actress (The X-Files).

  • 1965

    Singapore expelled from Malaysia following economic disagreements and racial tensions; becomes independent republic.

  • 1964

    Hoda Kotb, Daytime Emmy-winning TV news anchor and host.

  • 1963

    Whitney Houston, model, singer (“Saving All My Love for You”), actress (The Bodyguard); listed in 2009 Guinness World Records as most awarded female act of all time.

  • 1961

    Amy Stiller, stand-up comedian, film and TV actress (Little Fokkers, The King of Queens).