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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 11, 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.

more events on September 11

  • 2012

    US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is attacked and burned down; 4 Americans are killed including the US ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens.

  • 2007

    Russia detonates a nano-bomb; dubbed the “Father of All Bombs,” it is the largest non-nuclear weapon developed to date.

  • 2005

    Israel completes its unilateral disengagement of all Israeli civilians and military from the Gaza Strip.

  • 2001

    In an unprecedented, highly coordinated attack, terrorists hijack four U.S. passenger airliners, flying two into the World Trade Center towers in New York and one into the Pentagon, killing thousands. The fourth airliner, headed toward Washington likely to strike the White House or Capitol, is crashed just over 100 miles away in Pennsylvania after passengers storm the cockpit and overtake the hijackers.

  • 1974

    Haile Selassie I is deposed from the Ethiopian throne.

  • 1967

    Harry Connick Jr., Grammy and Emmy award-winning singer, musician, actor.

  • 1966

    Princess Akishino, nee Kiko Kawashima, wife of Prince Akishino, second son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. She is only the second commoner to marry into Japan’s royal family.

  • 1965

    Bashar al-Assad, president of Syria since 2000.

  • The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) arrives in South Vietnam and is stationed at An Khe.

  • 1962

    Thurgood Marshall is appointed a judge of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • 1944

    American troops enter Luxembourg.

  • 1940

    Theodore Olson, US Solicitor General under Pres. George W. Bush (2001-04).

  • Brian DePalma, film director (Dressed to Kill, Carlito’s Way)).

  • 1939

    Charles M. “Chuck” Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems, Inc.

  • 1937

    Robert L. Crippen, US Navy captain, astronaut; former director of Kennedy Space Center.

  • 1924

    Tom Landry, coach of the Dallas Cowboys, winning two Super Bowls.

  • 1917

    Jessica Mitford, investigative journalist (The American Way of Death).

  • 1916

    The “Star Spangled Banner” is sung at the beginning of a baseball game for the first time in Cooperstown, New York.

  • 1904

    The battleship Connecticut, launched in New York, introduces a new era in naval construction.

  • 1885

    D.H. Lawrence, English novelist (Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Sons and Lovers).

  • 1877

    James Jeans, physicist.

  • 1864

    A 10-day truce is declared between generals William Sherman and John Hood so civilians may leave Atlanta, Georgia.

  • 1862

    O. Henry, (William Sydney Porter), short story writer who wrote “The Gift of the Magi,” and “The Last Leaf.”

  • 1857

    Indians incited by Mormon John D. Lee kill 120 California-bound settlers in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

  • 1850

    Soprano opera singer Jenny Lind, the “Swedish Nightingale,” makes her American debut at New York’s Castle Garden Theater.

  • 1847

    Stephen Foster’s “Oh! Susanna” is first performed in a saloon in Pittsburgh.

  • 1814

    U.S. forces led by Thomas Macdonough route the British fleet on Lake Champlain.

  • 1802

    Piedmont, Italy, is annexed by France.

  • 1786

    The Convention of Annapolis opens with the aim of revising the Articles of Confederation.

  • 1777

    General George Washington and his troops are defeated by the British under General Sir William Howe at the Battle of Brandywine in Pennsylvania.

  • 1740

    The first mention of an African American doctor or dentist in the colonies is made in the Pennsylvania Gazette.

  • 1709

    John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, wins the bloodiest battle of the 18th century at great cost, against the French at Malplaquet.

  • 1700

    James Thomson, Scottish poet.

  • 1695

    Imperial troops under Eugene of Savoy defeat the Turks at the Battle of Zenta.

  • 1297

    Scots under William Wallace defeat the English at Stirling Bridge.