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.

What happened today


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.

Famous birthdays


Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.

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.