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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 13, 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.

What happened today


General Winfield Scott takes Chapultepec, removing the last obstacle to U.S. troops moving on Mexico City.

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Walter Reed, U.S. Army doctor, discovered a cure for yellow fever.

more events on September 13

  • 2008

    Hurricane Ike makes landfall in Texas; it had already been the most costly storm in Cuba’s history and becomes the third costliest in the US.

  • Five synchronized bomb blasts occur in crowded locations of Delhi, India, killing at least 30 people and injuring more than 100; four other bombs are defused.

  • 2007

    UN adopts non-binding Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

  • 1993

    The Oslo Accords, granting limited Palestinian autonomy, are signed by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House.

  • 1988

    Hurricane Gilbert becomes the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, based on barometric pressure. Hurricane Wilma will break that record in 2005.

  • 1980

    Ben Savage, actor (Boy Meets World TV series).

  • 1976

    The United States announces it will veto Vietnam’s UN bid.

  • 1973

    Mahima Chaudhry, Indian actress, model; Bollywood Movie Award for Dhadkan (2001).

  • 1967

    Michael Johnson, Olympic sprinter; won four Olympic gold medals and eight World Championship gold medals.

  • 1961

    An unmanned Mercury capsule is orbited and recovered by NASA in a test.

  • 1951

    In Korea, U.S. Army troops begin their assault in Heartbreak Ridge. The month-long struggle will cost 3,700 casualties.

  • 1948

    Nell Carter, singer and actress; won Tony and Emmy awards (Ain’t Misbehaving).

  • 1945

    Iran demands the withdrawal of Allied forces.

  • 1944

    Peter Cetera, singer, songwriter, musician, producer; member of the band Chicago before embarking on solo career (“After All,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”).

  • 1938

    Judith Martin, journalist and author best known as “Miss Manners” for her syndicated newspaper column on etiquette.