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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.

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.

  • 1909

    Jacques Tati, French actor and director.

  • 1899

    Bruce Catton, U.S. historian and journalist, famous for his works on the Civil War.

  • 1888

    The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills, opens to the public.

  • 1879

    Max von Laue, German physicist.

  • 1873

    Charles Rudolph Walgreen, “the father of the modern drugstore.”

  • 1863

    Confederate cavalry raiders return to Chattanooga after attacking Union General William Rosecrans’ supply and communication lines all around east Tennessee.

  • 1859

    Alfred Dreyfus, French artillery officer who was falsely accused of giving French military secrets to foreign powers.

  • 1837

    Francis Parker, educator and founder of progressive elementary schools.

  • 1825

    The first Norwegian immigrants to America arrive on the sloop Restaurationen.

  • 1781

    Americans begin shelling the British surrounded at Yorktown.

  • 1779

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

  • 1760

    Austrian and Russian troops enter Berlin and begin burning structures and looting.

  • 1470

    Henry VI of England restored to the throne.

  • 28

    The Temple of Apollo is dedicated on the Palatine Hill in Rome.