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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 13, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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


At the Battle of Queenston Heights, a Canadian and British army defeats the American who have tried to invade Canada.

Famous birthdays


Marie Osmond, singer ("Paper Roses"), songwriter, actress; co-hosted TV variety show Donny & Marie with her brother Donny (1976-79).

more events on October 13

  • 2010

    After being underground for a record 69 days, all 33 miners trapped in a Copiapo, Chile, mine are rescued.

  • 1990

    The Lebanese Civil War ends when a Syrian attack removes Gen. Michel Aoun from power.

  • 1983

    The Space Shuttle Challenger, carrying seven, the largest crew to date, lands safely at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • 1976

    Dr. F.A. Murphy at Center for Disease Control obtains the first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle.

  • 1972

    Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes Mountains, near the Argentina-Chile border; only 16 survivors (out of 45 people aboard) are rescued on Dec. 23.

  • 1969

    Nancy Kerrigan, figure skater; won Olympic bronze (1992) and silver (1994) medals; US National Champion 1993; on Jan. 6, 1994, she was clubbed on the knee in an attack intended to aid one of her skating rivals.

  • 1967

    Kate Walsh, actress (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice TV series).

  • First game of the fledgling American Basketball Association; Oakland Oaks beat Anaheim Amigos 134-129 in Oakland, Cal.

  • 1960

    Ari Fleischer, White House Press Secretary for Pres. George W. Bush (2001-03).

  • 1959

    Marie Osmond, singer (“Paper Roses”), songwriter, actress; co-hosted TV variety show Donny & Marie with her brother Donny (1976-79).

  • 1958

    First appearance of Paddington Bear, now a beloved icon of children’s literature.

  • 1947

    Sammy Hagar, “The Red Rocker,” singer, songwriter, musician; replaced David Lee Roth as lead singer of the band Van Halen.

  • 1946

    The Fourth Republic begins in France; will continue to 1958.

  • 1944

    Troops of the advancing Soviet Army occupy Riga, capital of Latvia.

  • 1943