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 05, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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 5

  • 1996

    Hurricane Fran comes ashore near Cape Fear, No. Car. It will kill 27 people and cause more than $3 billion in damage.

  • 1989

    Katerina Graham, actress, model, singer, dancer (The Vampire Diaries TV series).

  • 1984

    Space Shuttle Discovery lands afters its maiden voyage.

  • 1980

    World’s longest tunnel opens; Switzerland’s St. Gotthard Tunnel stretches 10.14 miles (16.224 km) from Goschenen to Airolo.

  • 1978

    Israel’s Menachem Begin and Egypt’s Anwar Sadat begin discussions on a peace process, at Camp David, Md.

  • 1977

    Voyager 1 space probe launched.

  • Hanns-Martin Schleyer, a German business executive who headed to powerful organization and had been an SS officer during WW2, is abducted by the left-wing extremist group Red Army Faction, who execute him on Oct. 18.

  • 1975

    President Gerald Ford evades an assassination attempt in Sacramento, California.

  • 1972

    “”Black September,” a Palestinian terrorist group take 11 Israeli athletes hostage at the Olympic Games in Munich; by midnight all hostages and all but 3 terrorists are dead.

  • 1969

    Charges are brought against US lieutenant William Calley in the March 1968 My Lai Massacre during Vietnam War.

  • 1960

    Leopold Sedar Sengingor, poet and politician, is elected president of Senegal, Africa.

  • 1958

    Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested in an Alabama protest for loitering and fined $14 for refusing to obey police.

  • 1953

    Victor Davis Hanson, military historian, columnist; received National Humanities Award (2007).

  • 1950

    Cathy Guisewite, cartoonist, creator of Cathy.

  • 1945

    Al Stewart, singer, songwriter, musician (“Year of the Cat,” “Roads to Moscow”).

  • 1944

    Germany launches its first V-2 missile at Paris, France.

  • 1942

    Werner Herzog (Stipetic), director, producer, screenwriter, actor; a leading figure in New German Cinema (Heart of Glass, Encounters at the End of the World).

  • 1940

    Raquel Welch, actress (One Million Years B.C., Myra Breckinridge).

  • 1934

    Carol Lawrence, actress and singer (Maria in Broadway version of West Side Story).

  • 1929

    Bob Newhart, deadpan standup comedian and TV actor (The Bob Newhart Show).

  • 1921

    Jack Valenti, an American film executive who created the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) voluntary system for rating film content as a guide for parents.

  • 1912

    Franklin “Frank” Thomas, one of the “Nine Old Men” among Walt Disney’s team of animators.

  • John Cage, inventive composer, writer, philosopher, and artist.

  • 1910

    Marie Curie demonstrates the transformation of radium ore to metal at the Academy of Sciences in France.

  • 1905

    Arthur Koestler, Hungarian novelist and essayist who wrote about communism in Darkness at Noon and The Ghost in the Machine.

  • The Russian-Japanese War ends as representatives of the combating empires, meeting in New Hampshire, sign the Treaty of Portsmouth. Japan achieves virtually all of its original war aims.

  • 1897

    A.C. Nielsen, founder of the Nielsen Ratings.

  • 1878

    Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Bill Tilghman and Clay Allison, four of the West’s most famous gunmen, meet in Dodge City, Kansas.

  • 1877

    The great Sioux warrior Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted at age 36 by a soldier at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.

  • 1870

    Author Victor Hugo returns to Paris from the Isle of Guernsey where he had lived in exile for almost 20 years.

  • 1867

    The first shipment of cattle leaves Abilene, Kansas, on a Union Pacific train headed to Chicago.

  • 1859

    Harriot E. Wilson’s Our Nig, is published, the first U.S. novel by an African American woman.

  • 1842

    Jesse James, legendary outlaw of the American West.

  • 1816

    Louis XVIII of France dissolves the chamber of deputies, which has been challenging his authority.

  • 1804

    US Navy lieutenant Richard Somers and members of his crew are buried at Tripoli; they died when USS Intrepid exploded while entering Tripoli harbor on a mission to destroy the enemy fleet there during the First Barbary War.

  • 1792

    Maximilien Robespierre is elected to the National Convention in France.

  • 1666

    The Fire of London is extinguished after two days.

  • 1664

    After days of negotiation, the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam surrenders to the British, who will rename it New York.

  • 1638

    Louis XIV, “The Sun King” of France who built the palace at Versailles.

  • 1568

    Tommaso Campanella, Italian philosopher and poet, who wrote City of the Sun.