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 07, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    8
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    265
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    42
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    144

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


What happened today

1892

The first heavyweight-title boxing match fought with gloves under Marquis of Queensbury rules ends when James J. Corbett knocks out John L. Sullivan in the 21st round.

Famous birthdays

1914

James Alfred Van Allen, discovered and named the two radiation belts surrounding the Earth.

more events on September 7

  • 2008

    US Government assumes conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country’s two largest mortgage financing companies, during the subprime mortgage crisis.

  • 2004

    Hurricane Ivan damages 90% of buildings on the island of Grenada; 39 die in the Category 5 storm.

  • 1988

    Pilot and cosmonaut Abdul Ahad Mohmand, the first Afghan to travel to outer space, returns to earth after 9 days aboard the Soviet space station Mir.

  • 1986

    Desmond Tutu becomes first black leader of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of South Africa).

  • 1979

    ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programing Network, debuts.

  • 1978

    Secret police agent Francesco Gullino assassinates Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov in London by firing a ricin pellet from a specially designed umbrella.

  • 1977

    Panama and US sign Torrijos-Carter Treaties to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the US to Panama at the end of the 20th century.

  • 1970

    Jockey Bill Shoemaker earns 6,033rd win, breaking Johnny Longden’s record for most lifetime wins; Shoemaker’s record would stand for 29 years.

  • 1965

    Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio.

  • 1956

    Michael Feinstein, singer, musician; archivist for Great American Songbook.

  • 1954

    Integration of public schools begins in Washington D.C. and Maryland.

  • 1953

    Nikita Krushchev elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

  • 1950

    Margaret “Peggy” Noonan, author, The Wall Street Journal columnist; special assistant to President Ronald Reagan.

  • Julie Kavner, Emmy Award–winning actress (Rhoda, 1968) and voice actress (The Simpsons, 1992); best known as the voice of Marge Simpson in The Simpsons.

  • 1949

    Gloria Gaynor, Grammy Award–winning singer (“I Will Survive”).