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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.

What happened today


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

Famous birthdays


Seiji Ozawa, conductor.

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).