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 October 01, 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.

more events on October 1

  • 2009

    The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over judicial functions of the House of Lords.

  • 1991

    Siege of Dubrovnik begins in the Croatian War of Independence.

  • 1989

    Denmark introduces the world’s first “civil union” law granting same-sex couples certain legal rights and responsibilities but stopping short of recognizing same-sex marriages.

  • 1982

    First compact disc player, released by Sony.

  • 1979

    US returns sovereignty of the Panama Canal to Panama.

  • 1975

    Legendary boxing match: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in the “Thrilla in Manila.”

  • 1974

    Five Nixon aides–Kenneth Parkinson, Robert Mardian, Nixon’s Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell–go on trial for conspiring to hinder the Watergate investigation.

  • 1971

    First CT or CAT brain scan performed, at Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London.

  • Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, the second of Disney’s “Magic Kingdoms.”

  • 1964

    Max Matsuura (Masato Matsuura), record producer, president of Avex Group, one of Japan’s largest music labels.

  • Japanese “bullet trains” (Shinkansen) begin high-speed rail transit between Tokyo and Osaka.

  • The first Free Speech Movement protest erupts spontaneously on the University of California, Berkeley campus; students demanded an end to the ban of on-campus political activities.

  • 1963

    Mark McGwire, “Big Mac,” pro baseball player who broke Roger Maris’ single-season home run record; admitted in 2010 to using performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.

  • 1962

    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson debuts; Carson will remain The Tonight Show host until 1992.

  • 1961

    The Federal Republic of Cameroon is formed by the merger of East and West Cameroon.

  • 1960

    Nigeria becomes independent from the UK.

  • 1958

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) replaces the 43-year-old National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in the US.

  • 1957

    “”In God We Trust” appears on US paper currency as an act to distinguish the US from the officially atheist USSR; the motto had appeared on coins at various times since 1864.

  • 1955

    Jeff Reardon, pro baseball pitcher known as “The Terminator” for his intimidating pitching mound presence and 98 mph fastball.

  • 1950

    Randy Quaid, actor (The Last Detail; won Golden Globe for his portrayal of Pres. Lyndon Johnson in LBJ: The Early Years).

  • 1949

    Mao Zedong establishes the People’s Republic of China.

  • 1947

    Dave Arneson, game designer; co-created Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game with Gary Gygax, establishing the roleplaying game genre.

  • First flight of F-86 Sabre jet fighter, which would win fame in the Korean War.

  • 1946

    Tim O’Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).

  • Eleven Nazi war criminals are sentenced to be hanged at Nuremberg trials—Hermann Goring, Alfred Jodl, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachin von Ribbentrop, Fritz Saukel, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Julius Streicher, and Alfred Rosenberg.

  • 1944

    The U.S. First Army begins the siege Aachen, Germany.

  • 1943

    British troops in Italy enter Naples and occupy Foggia airfield.

  • 1942

    The German Army grinds to a complete halt within the city of Stalingrad.

  • 1935

    Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.

  • 1932

    Albert Collins, guitarist.

  • 1924

    Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)

  • 1908

    The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them black.

  • 1904

    Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.

  • 1890

    Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.

  • 1878

    General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.

  • 1864

    The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

  • 1856

    The first installment of Gustav Flaubert’s novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.

  • 1847

    Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts—the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.

  • 1839

    The British government decides to send a punitive naval expedition to China.

  • 1837

    Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment during America’s Civil War.

  • 1791

    In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.

  • 1588

    The feeble Sultan Mohammed Shah of Persia, hands over power to his 17-year old son Abbas.

  • 1273

    Rudolf of Hapsburg is elected emperor in Germany.

  • 331

    Alexander the Great decisively shatters King Darius III’s Persian army at Gaugamela (Arbela), in a tactical masterstroke that leaves him master of the Persian Empire.