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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 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.

What happened today


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

Famous birthdays


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

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”).