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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 09, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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 9

  • 2001

    A car bomb explodes outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing 10 people.

  • Two al Qaeda assassins kill Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan.

  • 1993

    The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state.

  • 1991

    Tajikistan declares independence from USSR.

  • 1990

    Sri Lankan Army massacres 184 civilians of the Tamil minority in the Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka.

  • 1988

    Jo Woodcock, actress (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Torn TV miniseries).

  • 1980

    Michelle Williams, Golden Globe–winning actress (My Week with Marilyn).

  • 1976

    Communist Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung dies in Beijing at age 82.

  • 1975

    Michael Buble, multiple Grammy and Juno award–winning singer, songwriter, actor (Crazy Love, It’s Time).

  • 1971

    Attica Prison Riot; the 4-day riot leaves 39 dead.

  • 1970

    U.S. Marines launch Operation Dubois Square, a 10-day search for North Vietnamese troops near Da Nang.

  • 1969

    Canada’s Official Languages Act takes effect, making French equal to English as a language within the nation’s government.

  • 1966

    Adam Sandler, actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer (Saturday Night Live, Happy Gilmore).

  • 1965

    Hurricane Betsy, the first hurricane to exceed $1 billion in damages (unadjusted), makes its second landfall, near New Orleans.

  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development established.

  • 1960

    Hugh Grant, actor, film producer; awards include Golden Globe (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and London Critics Circle’s British Actor of the Year (About a Boy)

  • 1956

    Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show; cameras focus on his upper torso and legs to avoid showing his pelvis gyrations, which many Americans—including Ed Sullivan—thought unfit for a family show.

  • 1949

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesian general, 6th president of Indonesia.

  • Joe Theismann, American football player, sports announcer; member of College Football Hall of Fame; winning quarterback, Super Bowl XVII.

  • 1948

    Kim Il-sung declares the establishment of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

  • 1943

    Allied troops land at Salerno, Italy and encounter strong resistance from German troops.

  • 1942

    A Japanese float plane, launched from a submarine, makes its first bombing run on a U.S. forest near Brookings, Oregon.

  • 1941

    Otis Redding, singer, songwriter, record producer, known as the “King of Soul”; “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” “Respect.”

  • 1934

    Sonia Sanchez, poet.

  • 1926

    The Radio Corporation of America creates the National Broadcasting Co.

  • 1922

    Hoyt Curtin, composer and music producer; primary musical director for Hanna-Barbera animation studio (The Flintstones, Top Cat, The Smurfs).

  • Bernard Bailyn, historian, author; received Pulitzer Prize for History (1968, 1987), and National Humanities Medal (2010).

  • 1915

    A German zeppelin bombs London for the first time, causing little damage.

  • 1911

    An airmail route opens between London and Windsor.

  • 1908

    Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese commander and pilot who led the second wave of the air attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941; posthumously promoted to admiral in 1945.

  • 1905

    Joseph E. Levine, film producer, founder of Embassy Pictures Corporation, an independent studio and distributor of films such as Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, The Graduate, A Bridge Too Far, and The Lion in Winter.

  • 1900

    James Hilton, British novelist who authored Lost Horizon and Goodbye Mr. Chips and created the imaginary world of “Shangri-La.”

  • 1890

    Colonel Harland Sanders, originator of Kentucky Fried Chicken fast-food restaurants.

  • 1887

    Alfred M. Landon, Republican governor of Kansas who carried only two states in his overwhelming defeat for the presidency by Franklin Roosevelt in 1936.

  • 1886

    The Berne International Copyright Convention takes place.

  • 1863

    The Union Army of the Cumberland passes through Chattanooga as they chase after the retreating Confederates. The Union troops will soon be repulsed at the Battle of Chickamauga.

  • 1850

    California, in the midst of a gold rush, enters the Union as the 31st state.

  • 1834

    Parliament passes the Municipal Corporations Act, reforming city and town governments in England.

  • 1828

    Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina).

  • 1791

    French Royalists take control of Arles and barricade themselves inside the town.

  • 1786

  • 1776

    The term “United States” is adopted by the Continental Congress to be used instead of the “United Colonies.”

  • 1585

    Duc Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, French cardinal and statesman who helped build France into a world power under the leadership of King Louis XIII.

  • Pope Sixtus V deprives Henry of Navarre of his rights to the French crown.

  • 1513

    King James IV of Scotland is defeated and killed by English at Flodden.

  • 1087

    William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England, dies in Rouen while conducting a war which began when the French king made fun of him for being fat.

  • 337

    Constantine’s three sons, already Caesars, each take the title of Augustus. Constantine II and Constans share the west while Constantius II takes control of the east.