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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.

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.

  • 1926

    Andrew Brimmer, economist; first African American to serve as governor of the Federal Reserve System (1966-74).

  • 1925

    Melvin “Mel” Torme, jazz singer, musician, composer and arranger (“The Christmas Song,” AKA “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”); nicknamed the “Velvet Fog.”.

  • 1922

    Tony “Charles” Brown, blues singer and musician (*Merry Christmas Baby”).

  • 1918

    U.S. and French forces take St. Mihiel, France in America’s first action as a standing army.

  • 1911

    Roald Dahl, writer, best known for his children’s books such as James and the Giant Peach.

  • Bill Monroe, musician, the Father of Bluegrass.

  • 1905

    U.S. warships head to Nicaragua on behalf of American William Albers, who was accused of evading tobacco taxes.

  • 1903

    Claudette Colbert, actress who won an Oscar for It Happened One Night.

  • 1894

    John B. Priestley, British novelist and playwright.

  • 1886

    Alain Locke, writer and first African-American Rhodes scholar.

  • 1863

    Franz von Hipper, German naval commander at the Battle of Jutland in World War I.

  • The Loudoun County Rangers route a company of Confederate cavalry at Catoctin Mountain in Virginia.

  • 1862

    Union troops in Frederick, Maryland, discover General Robert E. Lee‘s attack plans for the invasion of Maryland wrapped around a pack of cigars. They give the plans to General George B. McClellan who sends the Army of the Potomac to confront Lee but only after a delay of more than half a day.

  • 1860

    John J. Pershing, “Black Jack” who led the campaign against Pancho Villa in Mexico and Commanded the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I.

  • 1851

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

  • 1847

    Milton Hershey, founder of the famous candy company.

  • 1846

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

  • 1789

    Guardsmen in Orleans, France, open fire on rioters trying to loot bakeries, killing 90.

  • 1788

    The Constitutional Convention authorizes the first federal election resolving that electors in all the states will be appointed on January 7, 1789.

  • 1782

    The British fortress at Gibraltar comes under attack by French and Spanish forces.

  • 1774

    Anne Robert Turgot, the new controller of finances, urges the king of France to restore the free circulation of grain in the kingdom.

  • 1759

    British troops defeat the French on the plains of Abraham, in Quebec.

  • 1564

    On the verge of attacking Pedro Menendez’s Spanish settlement at San Agostin, Florida, Jean Ribault’s French fleet is scattered by a devastating storm.

  • 1549

    Pope Paul III closes the first session of the Council of Bologna.

  • 1515

    King Francis of France defeats the Swiss army under Cardinal Matthaus Schiner at Marignano, northern Italy.