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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 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.

What happened today


Canada expels 11 Soviets in spying case.

Famous birthdays


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

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.