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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.

What happened today


Tajikistan declares independence from USSR.

Famous birthdays


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

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.