What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on February 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 February 9

  • 1994

    Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa.

  • 1978

    Canada expels 11 Soviets in spying case.

  • 1964

    The U.S. embassy in Moscow is stoned by Chinese and Vietnamese students.

  • 1953

    The French destroy six Viet Minh war factories hidden in the jungles of Vietnam.

  • 1951

    Actress Greta Garbo gets U.S. citizenship.

  • 1946

    Stalin announces the new five-year plan for the Soviet Union, calling for production boosts of 50 percent.

  • 1944

    Alice Walker, Pulitzer prize winning author (The Color Purple).

  • 1943

    The Red Army takes back Kursk 15 months after it fell to the Germans.

  • 1942

    Chiang Kai-shek meets with Sir Stafford Cripps, the British viceroy in India.

  • 1923

    Brendan Behan, Irish playwright and poet (The Hostage, The Quare Fellow).

  • 1922

    The U.S. Congress establishes the World War Foreign Debt Commission.

  • 1916

    Conscription begins in Great Britain as the Military Service Act becomes effective.

  • 1909

    Dean Rusk, Secretary of State under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

  • France agrees to recognize German economic interests in Morocco in exchange for political supremacy.

  • 1904

    Japanese troops land near Seoul, Korea, after disabling two Russian cruisers.

  • 1880

    James Stephens, Irish writer (The Charwoman’s Daughter, The Crock of Gold).

  • 1874

    Amy Lowell, poet.

  • 1871

    Howard T. Ricketts, pathologist.

  • 1864

    Union General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon in their hometown of Monroe, Mich.

  • 1861

    Jefferson F. Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.

  • 1846

    William Maybach, German engineer, designed the first Mercedes automobile.

  • 1825

    The House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams, sixth U.S. President.

  • 1819

    Lydia E. Pinkham, patent-medicine maker and entrepeneur.

  • 1814

    Samuel Tilden, philanthropist.

  • 1799

    The USS Constellation captures the French frigate Insurgente off the West Indies.

  • 1773

    William Henry Harrison, ninth U.S. President and the first to die in office.

  • 1567

    Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in his sick-bed in a house in Edinburgh when the house blows up.