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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 October 02, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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


The comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schultz, makes its first appearance in newspapers.

Famous birthdays


Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd, Scottish biochemist who won Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1957) for his work on nucleotides, nucleosides, and nucleotide coenzymes.

more events on October 2

  • 2001

    NATO backs US military strikes in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

  • 1990

    Flight 8301 of China’s Xiamen Airlines is hijacked and crashed into Baiyun International Airport, hitting two other aircraft and killing 128 people.

  • 1980

    Congressional Representative Mike Myers is expelled from the US House for taking a bribe in the Abscam scandal, the first member to be expelled since 1861.

  • 1970

    Kelly Ripa, actress, producer, co-host of Live! with Kelly and Michael TV talk show.

  • A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, staff, and supporters crashes in Colorado; 31 of the 40 people aboard die.

  • 1967

    Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice, is sworn in. Marshall had previously been the solicitor general, the head of the legal staff of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and a leading American civil rights lawyer.

  • 1964

    Scientists announce findings that smoking can cause cancer.

  • 1959

    The groundbreaking TV series The Twilight Zone, hosted by Rod Serling, premiers on CBS.

  • 1951

    Sting (Gordon M.T. Sumner), singer, songwriter, musician, actor; lead singer and bass player for the band The Police before launching a successful solo career.

  • 1950

    The comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schultz, makes its first appearance in newspapers.

  • 1949

    Annie Leibovitz, photographer whose subjects include John Lennon and the Rolling Stones.

  • 1945

    Martin Hellman, cryptologist, co-inventor of public key cryptography.

  • Don McLean, singer, songwriter guitarist, best known for “American Pie,” his tribute to Buddy Holly and early rock ‘n’ roll.

  • 1941

    The German army launches Operation Typhoon, the drive towards Moscow.

  • 1938

    Rex Reed, actor and film critic; co-hosted the At the Movies TV show.