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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 December 09, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
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Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

What happened today


The U.S. Senate approves establishment of a committee that would become the Joint Committee on the Conduct of War.

Famous birthdays


Redd Foxx (John Sanford), comedian, actor; best known for his starring role in the TV series Sanford and Son.

more events on December 9

  • 2008

    Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is arrested on federal charges, including an attempt to sell the US Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

  • 1992

    U.S. Marines land in Somalia to ensure food and medicine reaches the deprived areas of that country.

  • 1990

    Lech Walesa is elected president of Poland.

  • 1963

    Masako, Crown Princes of Japan, wife of Crown Prince Naruhito, heir apparent to the Chrysanthemum Throne.

  • 1960

    The Laos government flees to Cambodia as the capital city of Vientiane is engulfed in war.

  • 1955

    Sugar Ray Robinson knocks out Carl Olson to regain the world middleweight boxing title.

  • 1953

    John Malkovich, actor (Places in the Heart), producer (Juno), director, fashion designer.

  • 1950

    Harry Gold gets 30 years imprisonment for passing atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union during World War II.

  • President Harry Truman bans U.S. exports to Communist China.

  • 1949

    The United Nations takes trusteeship over Jerusalem.

  • 1948

    The United States abandons a plan to de-concentrate industry in Japan.

  • 1942

    Dick Butkus, pro football player; inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1979.

  • 1941

    Franklin D. Roosevelt tells Americans to plan for a long war.

  • 1940

    The British army seizes 1,000 Italians in a sudden thrust in Egypt.

  • 1934

    Judi Dench (Dame Judith Dench), actress; known to James Bond fans for her role as M in Bond films beginning with Golden Eye (1997), her many awards include an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Chocolat, 2000).