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 June 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

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

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.

  • 1877

    Meta Vaux Warrick, sculptor.

  • 1865

    Carl Nielsen, Danish composer.

  • 1863

    At the Battle of Brandy Station in Virginia, Union and Confederate cavalries clash in the largest cavalry battle of the Civil War.

  • 1861

    Mary Ann “Mother” Bickerdyke begins working in Union hospitals.

  • 1791

    John Howard Payne, American playwright and actor.

  • 1790

    Civil war breaks out in Martinique.

  • 1781

    George Stephenson, English engineer, built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use steam locomotives.

  • 1672

    Peter I, Russian Czar (1682-1725).

  • 1640

    Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor.

  • 1534

    Jacques Cartier sails into the mouth of the St. Lawrence River in Canada.

  • 1064

    Coimbra, Portugal falls to Ferdinand, king of Castile.