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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 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.

What happened today


The Luddite riots being in Manchester, England in reaction to machinery for spinning cotton.

Famous birthdays


Max von Laue, German physicist.

more events on October 9

  • 2006

    North Korea reportedly tests its first nuclear device.

  • 1999

    Last flight of the Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” stealth reconnaissance aircraft.

  • 1983

    The president of South Korea, Doo Hwan Chun, with his cabinet and other top officials are scheduled to lay a wreath on a monument in Rangoon, Burma, when a bomb explodes. Hwan had not yet arrived so escaped injury, but 17 Koreans–including the deputy prime minister and two other cabinet members–and two Burmese are killed. North Korea is blamed.

  • 1979

    Chris O’Dowd, comedian, actor (The IT Crowd and Family Tree TV series, Bridesmaids).

  • 1974

    Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, writer, radio host; prominent figure in Modern Orthodox Judaism.

  • 1950

    U.N. forces, led by the First Cavalry Division, cross the 38th parallel in South Korea and begin attacking northward towards the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

  • 1949

    Harvard Law School begins admitting women.

  • 1948

    Jackson Browne, singer, songwriter, musician, producer; member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (“Running on Empty,” “Take It Easy”).

  • 1946

    Eugene O’Neill’s play The Iceman Cometh opens at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York.

  • 1941

    Trent Lott, politician, Republican Senate Majority Whip (1995-96), Senate Majority Leader (1996–2001) and Minority Leader (2001-02); resigned during controversy over making remarks that praised Strom Thurmond’s 1948 presidential campaign that had called for preservation of racial segregation.

  • Brian Lamb, journalist, founder of C-SPAN cable network.

  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt requests congressional approval for arming U.S. merchant ships.

  • 1940

    John Lennon, musician, singer, songwriter; one of the Beatles (“Imagine,” “Give Peace a Chance”).

  • 1934

    In Marseilles, a Macedonian revolutionary associated with Croat terrorists in Hungary assassinates King Alexander of Yugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou. The two had been on a tour of European capitals in quest of an alliance against Nazi Germany. The assassinations bring the threat of war between Yugoslavia and Hungary, but confrontation is prevented by the League of Nations.

  • 1914

    Germans take Antwerp, Belgium, after 12-day siege.