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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 04, would your number have been called?

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

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

What happened today


Operation Swift begins as US Marines engage North Vietnamese Army troops in Que Son Valley.

Famous birthdays


Daniel Hudson Burnham, architect and city planner.

more events on September 4

  • 1998

    Google founded by Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

  • 1981

    Beyonce Knowles, singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, producer; won five Grammy Awards for Dangerously in Love album (2003) and six for I am … Sasha Fierce (2008).

  • 1978

    Wes Bentley, actor (American Beauty, The Hunger Games).

  • 1975

    Sinai II Agreement between Egypt and Israel pledges that conflicts between the two countries “shall not be resolved by military force but by peaceful means.”

  • 1972

    Mark Spitz becomes first Olympic competitor to win 7 medals during a single Olympics Games.

  • 1971

    Ione Skye, actress (Say Anything … ).

  • 1967

    Operation Swift begins as US Marines engage North Vietnamese Army troops in Que Son Valley.

  • 1962

    Shinya Yamanaka, Japanese physician and researcher; received Nobel Prize for his discovery that mature cells can be converted to stem cells (2012); awarded Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (2013).

  • 1958

    Dr. Drew (David Drew Pinsky), syndicated radio talk show (Loveline) and television host (Dr. Drew, Lifechangers).

  • 1957

    Arkansas governor Orval Faubus calls out the National Guard to bar African-American students from entering a Little Rock high school.

  • 1951

    The first transcontinental television broadcast in America is carried by 94 stations.

  • 1945

    The American flag is raised on Wake Island after surrender ceremonies there.

  • 1944

    British troops liberate Antwerp, Belgium.

  • 1943

    Allied troops capture Lae-Salamaua, in New Guinea.

  • 1942

    Soviet planes bomb Budapest in the war’s first air raid on the Hungarian capital.