What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on September 02, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    161
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    161
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    70
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    17

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


What happened today

1910

Alice Stebbins Wells is admitted to the Los Angeles Police Force as the first woman police officer to receive an appointment based on a civil service exam.

Famous birthdays

1948

Terry Bradshaw, athlete, TV sports analyst, actor; first quarterback to win four Super Bowls (Pittsburgh Steelers); Pro Football Hall of Fame.

more events on September 2

  • 1998

    Jean Paul Akayesu, former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, found guilty of nine counts of genocide by the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

  • 1996

    The Philippine government and Muslim rebels sign a pact, formally ending a 26-year long insurgency.

  • 1992

    The US and Russia agree to a joint venture to build a space station.

  • 1975

    Joseph W. Hatcher of Tallahassee, Florida, becomes the state’s first African-American supreme court justice since Reconstruction.

  • 1970

    NASA cancels two planned missions to the moon.

  • 1964

    Keanu Reeves, actor (Speed, The Matrix trilogy).

  • 1963

    The US gets its first half-hour TV weeknight national news broadcast when CBS Evening News expands from 15 to 30 minutes.

  • Alabama Governor George Wallace calls state troopers to Tuskegee High School to prevent integration.

  • 1956

    Tennessee National Guardsmen halt rioters protesting the admission of 12 African-Americans to schools in Clinton.

  • 1952

    Jimmy Connors, former World No. 1 tennis player; reached more Grand Slam quarterfinals than any other male.

  • 1951

    Mark Harmon, actor (St. Elsewhere, NCIS TV series).

  • 1948

    Terry Bradshaw, athlete, TV sports analyst, actor; first quarterback to win four Super Bowls (Pittsburgh Steelers); Pro Football Hall of Fame.

  • Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian passenger on a space mission. During that mission, she and the six other crew members on the space shuttle Challenger perished in an explosion shortly after launch.

  • 1946

    Dan White, politician; assassinated San Francisco mayor George Moscone and San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk.

  • 1945

    Vietnam declares its independence and Nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaims himself its first president.