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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 September 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
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

more events on September 1

  • 2004

    Armed terrorists take children and adults hostage in the Beslan school hostage crisis in North Ossetia, Russia.

  • 1998

    On National Day, Vietnam releases 5,000 prisoners, including political dissidents.

  • 1985

    The wreck of the Titanic found by Dr. Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel in a joint U.S. and French expedition.

  • 1979

    US spacecraft Pioneer 11 makes the first-ever flyby of Saturn.

  • 1974

    Yutaka Yamamoto, founder of Ordet animation studios (Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens).

  • 1972

    America’s Bobby Fischer beats Russia’s Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland, to become world chess champion.

  • 1970

    Dr. Hugh Scott of Washington, D.C. becomes the first African-American superintendent of schools in a major U.S. city.

  • 1969

    Colonel Muammar Gaddafi seizes power in Libya following a coup.

  • 1968

    Mohamed Atta, Egyptian terrorist; a ringleaders of the 9/11 attacks who piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Center’s North Tower.

  • 1957

    Gloria Estefan, sincere, songwriter, actress; among top-selling 100 artists worldwide (“Words Get in the Way,” “Anything for You”).

  • 1951

    Australia, New Zealand and the United States sign the ANZUS Treaty, a mutual defense pact.

  • 1946

    Greg Errico, drummer and producer (Sly & the Family Stone).

  • 1942

    C. J. Cherryh, fantasy and science fiction author (The Chanur series, Gene Wars, Heroes in Hell).

  • A federal judge in Sacramento, Cal., upholds the government’s detention of Japanese-Americans and Japanese nationals as a war measure.

  • 1939

    Lily Tomlin, multiple-award-winning actress, comedian, writer, producer (Laugh-In, Nashville, The Magic School Bus).

  • Seiji Ozawa, conductor.

  • Germany invades Poland, beginning World War II in Europe.

  • 1923

    Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.

  • An earthquake levels the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama, killing 300,000.

  • 1916

    Bulgaria declares war on Romania as the First World War expands.

  • 1907

    Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.

  • 1905

    Alberta and Saskatchewan become Canadian provinces.

  • 1904

    Helen Keller graduates with honors from Radcliffe College.

  • 1902

    The Austro-Hungarian army is called into the city of Agram to restore the peace as Serbs and Croats clash.

  • 1894

    By an act of Congress, Labor Day is declared a national holiday.

  • 1882

    The first Labor Day is observed in New York City by the Carpenters and Joiners Union.

  • 1876

    The Ottomans inflict a decisive defeat on the Serbs at Aleksinac.

  • 1875

    Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.

  • 1870

    The Prussian army crushes the French at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.

  • 1864

    Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman‘s troops.

  • 1836

    Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.

  • 1821

    William Becknell leads a group of traders from Independence, Mo., toward Santa Fe on what would become the Santa Fe Trail.

  • 1807

    Aaron Burr is arrested in Mississippi for complicity in a plot to establish a Southern empire in Louisiana and Mexico.

  • 1795

    James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.

  • 1789

    Lady Marguerite Blessington, English socialite and author who wrote a biography of Lord Byron.

  • 1773

    Phillis Wheatley, a slave from Boston, publishes a collection of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, in London.

  • 1676

    Nathaniel Bacon leads an uprising against English Governor William Berkeley at Jamestown, Virginia, resulting in the settlement being burned to the ground. Bacon’s Rebellion came in response to the governor’s repeated refusal to defend the colonists against the Indians.