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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 14, 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 14

  • 2007

    Northern Rock Bank suffers the UK’s first bank run in 150 years.

  • 1994

    Major League Baseball players strike over a salary cap and other proposed changes, forcing the cancellation of the entire postseason and the World Series.

  • 1984

    Joe Kittinger, a former USAF fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, becomes the first person to pilot a gas balloon solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • 1983

    Amy Winehouse, singer-songwriter; her five Grammy wins (out of six nominations) for her Back to Black album (2006) tied the existing record for most wins by a female artist in a single night; won Brit Award for Best British Female Artist (2007).

  • 1982

    Bachir Gemayel, president-elect of Lebanon, is killed along with 26 others in a bomb blast in Beirut.

  • 1979

    Nur Muhammad Taraki, president and former prime minister of Afghanistan, is assassinated in a coup in which prime minister Hafizullah Amin seizes power.

  • 1975

    Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton becomes the first native-born American saint in the Roman Catholic Church.

  • 1966

    Operation Attleboro, designed as a training exercise for American troops, becomes a month-long struggle against the Viet Cong.

  • 1961

    Wendy Thomas (Melinda “Wendy” Thomas Morse), namesake, mascot and spokesperson for the Wendy’s chain of fast-food restaurants.

  • 1960

    Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia form OPEC.

  • 1955

    Geraldine Brooks, Australian-American journalist and author; her novel March won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2005).

  • 1948

    Marc Reisner, author and environmentalist best known for his book Cadillac Desert, a history of water management in the Western portion of the US.

  • 1943

    German troops abandon the Salerno front in Italy..

  • 1936

    Ferid Murad, Albanian-American physician and pharmacologist, is co-winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on nitroglycerin’s effects the cardiovascular system.

  • 1934

    Kate Millet, feminist writer, author of Sexual Politics.

  • 1930

    Allan Bloom, writer (The Closing of the American Mind).

  • 1921

    Constance Baker Motley, first African-American woman to be appointed a federal judge.

  • 1911

    Russian Premier Pyotr Stolypin is mortally wounded in an assassination attempt at the Kiev opera house.

  • 1901

    Vice President Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as the 26th President of the United States upon the death of William McKinley, who was shot eight days earlier.

  • 1898

    Hal B. Wallis, film producer (The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca).

  • 1879

    Margaret Sanger, birth-control advocate and founder of Planned Parenthood.

  • 1867

    Charles Dana Gibson, illustrator, creator of the ‘Gibson Girl.’

  • 1864

    Lord Robert Cecil, one of the founders of the League of Nations and its president from 1923 to 1945.

  • 1862

    At the battles of South Mountain and Crampton’s Gap, Maryland Union troops smash into the Confederates as they close in on what will become the Antietam battleground.

  • 1860

    Hamlin Garland, author who wrote about the Midwest in novels such as A Son of the Middle Border and The Book of the American Indian.

  • 1853

    The Allies land at Eupatoria on the west coast of Crimea.

  • 1849

    Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist who studied dogs’ responsiveness.

  • 1847

    U.S. forces under Gen. Winfield Scott capture Mexico City, virtually bringing the two-year Mexican War to a close.

  • 1814

    Francis Scott Key writes the words to the “Star Spangled Banner” as he waits aboard a British launch in the Chesapeake Bay for the outcome of the British assault on Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.

  • 1812

    Napoleon Bonaparte‘s invasion of Russia reaches its climax as his Grande Armee enters Moscow–only to find the enemy capital deserted and burning, set afire by the few Russians who remained.

  • 1791

    Louis XVI swears his allegiance to the French constitution.

  • 1773

    Russian forces under Aleksandr Suvorov successfully storm a Turkish fort at Hirsov, Turkey.

  • 1769

    Baron Friedrich von Humboldt, German naturalist and explorer who made the first isothermic and isobaric maps.

  • 1544

    Henry VIII‘s forces take Boulogne, France.

  • 1321

    Dante Alighieri dies of malaria just hours after finishing writing Paradiso.

  • 1146

    Zangi of the Near East is murdered. The Sultan Nur ad-Din, his son, pursues the conquest of Edessa.