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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 March 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
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

What happened today


General Ulysses Grant is appointed commander-in-chief of the Union forces.

Famous birthdays


Samuel Barber, American composer ("Adagio for Strings," Vanessa).

more events on March 9

  • 1986

    Navy divers find the crew compartment of the space shuttle Challenger along with the remains of the astronauts.

  • 1975

    Iraq launches an offensive against the rebellious Kurds.

  • 1968

    General William Westmoreland asks for 206,000 more troops in Vietnam.

  • 1967

    Svetlana Alliluyeva, Josef Stalin‘s daughter defects to the United States.

  • 1964

    The first Ford Mustang rolls off the Ford assembly line.

  • 1959

    The Barbie doll is unveiled at a toy fair in New York City.

  • 1957

    Egyptian leader Nasser bars U.N. plans to share the tolls for the use of the Suez Canal.

  • 1956

    British authorities arrest and deport Archbishop Makarios from Cyprus. He is accused of supporting terrorists.

  • 1947

    Keri Hulme, New Zealand novelist (The Bone People).

  • 1943

    Bobby Fischer, first American world chess champion.

  • 1940

    Britain frees captured Italian coal ships on the eve of German Foreign Minister, Ribbentrop’s visit to Rome.

  • 1939

    Czech President Emil Hacha ousts pro-German Joseph Tiso as the Premier of Slovakia in order to preserve Czech unity.

  • 1936

    The German press warns that all Jews who vote in the upcoming elections will be arrested.

  • 1934

    Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut, the first man to orbit the Earth.

  • 1932

    Eamon De Valera is elected president of the Irish Free State and pledges to abolish all loyalty to the British Crown.