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 November 09, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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 November 9

  • 2007

    German Bundestag passes controversial bill mandating storage of citizens’ telecommunications traffic date for six months without probable cause.

  • 1998

    Largest civil settlement in US history: 37 brokerage houses are ordered to pay $1.3 billion to NASDAQ investors to compensate for price fixing.

  • 1994

    The chemical element Darmstadtium, a radioactive synthetic element, discovered by scientists in Darmstadt, Germany.

  • 1993

    Stari Most, a 427-year-old bridge in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is destroyed, believed to be caused by artillery fire from Bosnian Croat forces.

  • 1989

    The Berlin Wall is opened after dividing the city for 28 years.

  • 1983

    Alfred Heineken, beer brewer from Amsterdam, is kidnapped and held for a ransom of more than $10 million.

  • 1972

    Bones discovered by the Leakeys push human origins back 1 million years.

  • 1967

    NASA launches Apollo 4 into orbit with the first successful test of a Saturn V rocket.

  • 1965

    Nine Northeastern states and parts of Canada go dark in the worst power failure in history, when a switch at a station near Niagara Falls fails.

  • Roger Allen LaPorte, a 22-year-old former seminarian and a member of the Catholic worker movement, immolates himself at the United Nations in New York City in protest of the Vietnam War.

  • 1941

    Tom Fogerty, musician; guitarist with Creedence Clearwater Revival.

  • 1938

    Nazis kill 35 Jews, arrest thousands and destroy Jewish synagogues, homes and stores throughout Germany. The event becomes known as Kristallnacht, the night of the shattered glass.

  • 1936

    Mary Travers, singer, songwriter; member of Vocal Group folk group Peter, Paul and Mary (“Puff the Magic Dragon,” “If I Had a Hammer”).

  • 1935

    Japanese troops invade Shanghai, China.

  • 1934

    Carl Sagan, American astronomer and writer.

  • 1928

    Anne Sexton, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.

  • 1924

    Robert Frank, photographer.

  • 1923

    James Schuyler, poet, novelist and playwright.

  • 1918

    Spiro Agnew, vice president to Richard Nixon.

  • Germany is proclaimed a republic as the kaiser abdicates and flees to the Netherlands.

  • 1914

    The Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney wrecks the German cruiser Emden, forcing her to beach on a reef on North Keeling Island in the Indian Ocean.

  • 1906

    President Theodore Roosevelt leaves Washington, D.C., for a 17-day trip to Panama and Puerto Rico, becoming the first president to make an official visit outside of the United States.

  • 1900

    Russia completes its occupation of Manchuria.

  • 1886

    Ed Wynn, actor and comedian.

  • 1853

    Stanford White, architect whose designs include Madison Square Garden and Washington Arch.

  • 1848

    The first U.S. Post Office in California opens in San Francisco at Clay and Pike streets. At the time there are only about 15,000 European settlers living in the state.

  • 1841

    Edward VII, King of England, who succeeded his mother Victoria in 1901.

  • 1818

    Ivan Turgenev, Russian author (Fathers and Sons, A Month in the Country).

  • 1799

    Napoleon Bonaparte participates in a coup and declares himself dictator of France.