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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
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  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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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).

  • 1958

    Amanda Bearse, film and TV actress (Married with Children).

  • 1957

    Melanie Griffith, film and TV actress (Working Girl, Milk Money).

  • 1945

    Rosemary Elizabeth “Posy” Simmonds, award-winning British newspaper cartoonist (The Silent Three, Gemma Bovery, Tamara Drewe) and author / illustrator of children’s books (Fred, The Chocolate Wedding).

  • Ken Norton, heavyweight boxing champ.

  • The B-29 bomber Bock’s Car drops a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.

  • 1944

    Fictional character Smokey Bear (“Only you can prevent forest fires”) created by US Forest Service and the Ad Council.

  • 1941

    President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. The meeting produces the Atlantic Charter, an agreement between the two countries on war aims, even though the United States is still a neutral country.

  • 1936

    Jesse Owens wins four gold medals in track and field events at the Berlin Olympics.

  • 1933

    Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese actress and bestselling children’s author (Totto-chan, the Little Girl at the Window); established Japan’s first TV talk show, Tetsuko no Heya (Tetsuko’s Room), breaking with traditional subservient depiction of Japanese women.

  • 1930

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

  • 1928

    Bob Cousey, Hall of Fame basketball player and coach of the Boston Celtics.

  • 1927

    Robert Shaw, actor and writer.

  • 1910

    The first complete, self-contained electric washing machine is patented.

  • 1899

    P.L. Travers, author of the Mary Poppins books.

  • 1896

    Jean Piaget, psychologist who did pioneering work on the development of children’s intellectual faculties.

  • 1862

    At Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson repels an attack by Union forces.

  • 1859

    The escalator is patented. However, the first working escalator appeared in 1900. Manufactured by the Otis Elevator Company for the Paris Exposition, it was installed in a Philadelphia office building the following year.

  • 1842

    The Webster-Ashburton treaty fixes the border between Maine and Canada’s New Brunswick.

  • 1814

    Andrew Jackson and the Creek Indians sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson, giving the whites 23 million acres of Creek territory.

  • 1805

    Austria joins Britain, Russia, Sweden and the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia in the third coalition against France.

  • 1645

    Settlers in New Amsterdam gain peace with the Indians after conducting talks with the Mohawks.

  • 1633

    Isaak Walton, author of the classic The Compleat Angler.

  • 1631

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

  • 1549

    England declares war on France.

  • 1483

    Pope Sixtus IV celebrates the first mass in the Sistine Chapel, which is named in his honor.

  • 1387

    Henry V, British king famous for his victory at Agincourt, France.

  • 480

    The Persian army defeats Leonidas and his Spartan army at the Battle Thermopylae, Persia.

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