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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 June 09, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    335
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    352
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    140
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    83

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


What happened today

1915

William Jennings Bryan quits as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson.

Famous birthdays

1791

John Howard Payne, American playwright and actor.

more events on June 9

  • 1986

    NASA publishes a report on the Challenger accident.

  • 1972

    American advisor John Paul Vann is killed in a helicopter accident in Vietnam.

  • 1959

    The first ballistic missile-carrying submarine, the USS George Washington, is launched.

  • 1954

    At the Army-McCarthy hearings, attorney Joseph Welch asks Senator Joseph McCarthy “Have you no sense of decency?”

  • 1951

    After several unsuccessful attacks on French colonial troops, North Vietnam’s General Vo Nguyen Giap orders Viet Minh to withdraw from the Red River Delta.

  • 1945

    Japanese Premier Kantaro Suzuki declares that Japan will fight to the last rather than accept unconditional surrender.

  • 1942

    The Japanese high command announces that “The Midway Occupation operations have been temporarily postponed.”

  • 1931

    Robert H. Goddard patents a rocket-fueled aircraft design.

  • 1923

    Bulgaria’s government is overthrown by the military.

  • 1916

    Robert S. McNamara, U.S. Secretary of Defense under presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.

  • 1915

    Les Paul, American guitarist and electric guitar innovator.

  • William Jennings Bryan quits as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson.

  • 1908

    King Edward VII of England becomes first British monarch to visit Russia, meeting with Czar Nicholas II in an effort to improve relations between the two countries.

  • 1901

    George Price, cartoonist.

  • 1891

    Cole Porter, American composer and lyricist.