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
  • 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.

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”).

  • 1943

    Beverley McLachlin, first woman to serve as Chief Justice of Canada.

  • 1942

    The Red Army pushes back the German line northwest of Stalingrad.

  • 1940

    Germany’s blitz against London begins during the Battle of Britain.

  • 1936

    Buddy Holly, singer, songwriter, rock ‘n roll pioneer.

  • 1930

    Sonny Rollins, saxophonist.

  • 1916

    The U.S. Congress passes the Workman’s Compensation Act.

  • 1914

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

  • 1912

    French aviator Roland Garros sets an altitude record of 13,200 feet.

  • 1909

    Elia Kazan, producer, screenwriter and director who won directing Oscars for Gentleman’s Agreement and On the Waterfront.

  • 1900

    Taylor Caldwell, novelist.

  • 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.

  • 1888

    An incubator is used for the first time on a premature infant.

  • 1876

    The James-Younger gang botches an attempt to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota.

  • 1864

    Union General Phil Sheridan’s troops skirmish with the Confederates under Jubal Early outside Winchester, Virginia.

  • 1860

    Edith Sitwell, poet.

  • Anna Marie Robertson (Grandma Moses), American folk painter who started her career at age 78, best known for her paintings of rural life.

  • 1813

    The earliest known printed reference to the United States by the nickname “Uncle Sam” occurs in the Troy Post.

  • 1812

    On the road to Moscow, Napoleon wins a costly victory over the Russians at Borodino.

  • 1778

    Shawnee Indians attack and lay siege to Boonesborough, Kentucky.

  • 1701

    England, Austria, and the Netherlands form an Alliance against France.

  • 1630

    The town of Trimountaine in Massachusetts is renamed Boston. It became the state capital.

  • 1571

    At the Battle of Lepanto in the Mediterranean Sea, the Christian galley fleet destroys the Turkish galley fleet.

  • 1533

    Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603), led her country during the exploration of the New World and war with Spain.