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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 02, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

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.

  • Japan signs the document of surrender aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II

  • 1944

    Troops of the U.S. First Army enter Belgium.

  • 1915

    Austro-German armies take Grodno, Poland.

  • 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.

  • 1901

    Adolph Rupp, basketball coach at the University of Kentucky who achieved a record 876 victories.

  • 1898

    Sir Herbert Kitchener leads the British to victory over the Mahdists at Omdurman and takes Khartoum.

  • 1885

    In Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, 28 Chinese laborers are killed and hundreds more chased out of town by striking coal miners.

  • 1877

    Frederick Soddy, named an isotope and received 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry.

  • 1870

    Napoleon III capitulates to the Prussians at Sedan, France.

  • 1850

    Eugene Field, poet and journalist.

  • 1838

    Lydia Kamakaeha Liliuokalani, last sovereign before annexation of Hawaii by the United States.

  • 1798

    The Maltese people revolt against the French occupation, forcing the French troops to take refuge in the citadel of Valletta in Malta.

  • 1792

    Verdun, France, surrenders to the Prussian Army.

  • 1789

    The Treasury Department, headed by Alexander Hamilton, is created in New York City.

  • 1666

    The Great Fire of London, which devastates the city, begins.