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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 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.

What happened today


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

Famous birthdays


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

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.