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 January 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
    Not CalledNot drafted

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

more events on January 9

  • 2007

    Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, unveils the first iPhone.

  • 2005

    The Comprehensive Peace Agreement to end the Second Sudanese Civil War is signed by the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.

  • Mahmoud Abbas wins election to replace Yasser Arafat as President of the Palestinian National Authority.

  • 1996

    A raid by Chechen separatists in the city of Kizlyar turns into a hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians.

  • 1992

    The Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina proclaims the creation of a new state within Yugoslavia, the Rupublika Srpska.

  • 1982

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine Elizabeth “Kate” Middleton); wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Upon William’s assumption of the British throne, the Duchess would become queen consort.

  • 1974

    Cambodian Government troops open a drive to avert insurgent attack on Phnom Penh.

  • 1967

    Dave Matthews, singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor; leader of Dave Matthews Band and Dave Matthews & Friends.

  • 1964

    U.S. forces kill six Panamanian students protesting in the canal zone.

  • 1963

    Michael Everson, American and Irish linguist; a leading expert in the computer encoding of scripts.

  • 1952

    Jackie Robinson becomes the highest paid player in Brooklyn Dodger history.

  • 1947

    French General Leclerc breaks off all talks with Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh.

  • 1945

    U.S. troops land on Luzon, in the Philippines, 107 miles from Manila.

  • 1944

    Jimmy Page, musician, songwriter, producer; member of The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and other bands.

  • 1943

    Soviet planes drop leaflets on the surrounded Germans in Stalingrad requesting their surrender with humane terms. The Germans refuse.

  • 1941

    Joan Baez, American folk singer and activist.

  • 1924

    Ford Motor Co. stock is valued at nearly $1 billion.

  • 1915

    Pancho Villa signs a treaty with the United States, halting border conflicts.

  • 1913

    Richard Nixon, 37th President of the U.S. and first President to resign from office.

  • 1912

    Colonel Theodore Roosevelt announces that he will run for president if asked.

  • 1909

    A Polar exploration team lead by Ernest Shackleton reaches 88 degrees, 23 minutes south longitude, 162 degrees east latitude. They are 97 nautical miles short of the South Pole, but the weather is too severe to continue.

  • 1908

    Count Zeppelin announces plans for his airship to carry 100 passengers.

  • 1890

    Karel Capek, Czech writer and playwright, best remembered for his play R.U.R., which contained the first use of the word “robot.”

  • 1861

    Mississippi secedes from the Union.

  • Southern shellfire stops the Union supply ship Star of the West from entering Charleston Harbor on her way to Fort Sumter.

  • 1793

    Jean Pierre Blanchard makes the first balloon flight in North America.

  • 1792

    The Ottomans sign a treaty with the Russians ending a five year war.

  • 1788

    Connecticut becomes the 5th state.

  • 1776

    Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense, a scathing attack on King George III’s reign over the colonies and a call for complete independence.

  • 1719

    Philip V of Spain declares war on France.

  • 1554

    Gregory XV, Roman Catholic Pope.