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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 July 09, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    277
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    1
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    22
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    179

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


What happened today

1971

The United States turns over complete responsibility of the Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units.

Famous birthdays

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Ann Radcliffe, English novelist.

more events on July 9

  • 1971

    The United States turns over complete responsibility of the Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units.

  • 1943

    American and British forces make an amphibious landing on Sicily.

  • 1942

    Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the attic above her father’s office in an Amsterdam warehouse.

  • 1937

    David Hockney, painter.

  • 1936

    June Jordan, poet and author.

  • 1933

    Oliver Sachs, neurologist and author (Awakenings).

  • 1926

    Mathilde Krim, geneticist, founder of the AIDS foundation.

  • 1908

    Minor White, abstract photographer.

  • 1900

    The Commonwealth of Australia is established by an act of British Parliament, uniting the separate colonies under a federal government.

  • 1894

    Dorothy Thompson, journalist, writer and radio commentator.

  • 1887

    Samuel Eliot Morison, biographer and historian.

  • 1861

    Confederate cavalry led by John Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Kentucky.

  • 1858

    Franz Boas, anthropologist.

  • 1850

    U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies in office at the age of 65. He is succeeded by Millard Fillmore.

  • 1819

    Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine.