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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 May 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
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on May 9

  • 1974

    The House Judiciary Committee begins formal hearings on Nixon impeachment.

  • 1962

    A laser beam is successfully bounced off the moon for the first time.

  • 1946

    King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy abdicates his throne and is replaced by Umberto I.

  • 1941

    The German submarine U-110 is captured at sea along with its Enigma machine by the Royal Navy.

  • 1936

    Albert Finney, British actor (Murder on the Orient Express, Tom Jones).

  • Fascist Italy captures the city of Addis Abba, Ethiopia and annexes the country.

  • 1934

    Alan Bennett, British playwright and screenwriter (The Madness of King George III).

  • 1926

  • 1921

    Mona van Duyn, American poet laureate.

  • 1915

    German and French forces fight the Battle of Artois.

  • 1906

    Eleanor Estes, children’s author.

  • 1882

    Henry J. Kaiser, shipbuilder.

  • 1873

    Howard Carter, British archaeologist.

  • 1864

    Union General John Sedgwick is shot and killed by a Confederate sharpshooter during fighting at Spotsylvania. His last words are: “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist–“

  • 1860

    James Mathew Barrie, writer (Peter Pan, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up).

  • 1859

    Threatened by the advancing French army, the Austrian army retreats across the River Sesia in Italy.

  • 1844

    Belle Boyd, Confederate spy.

  • 1813

    U.S. troops under William Henry Harrison take Fort Meigs from British and Canadian troops.

  • 1800

    John Brown, abolitionist.

  • 1754

    The first newspaper cartoon in America appears.

  • 1502

    Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his final trip to the New World.