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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 15, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    113
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    291
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    303
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    235

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.


What happened today

1983

Menachem Begin resigns as premier of Israel.

Famous birthdays

1889

Robert Benchley, humorist.

more events on September 15

  • 2008

    The largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in US history is filed by Lehman Brothers financial services firm.

  • 2004

    National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout of the players union.

  • 1998

    MCI WorldCom begins operations after a landmark merger between World Com and MCI Communications.

  • 1990

    France announces it will send 4,000 troops to join those of other nations assembling in the Persian Gulf to protect Saudi Arabia and force Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein to withdraw troops from occupied Kuwait.

  • 1984

    Prince Harry of Wales, Prince of Wales; currently fourth in line of succession to the British throne.

  • 1983

    Menachem Begin resigns as premier of Israel.

  • 1981

    Sandra Day O’Connor is unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee to become the first female justice on the US Supreme Court.

  • 1977

    Tom Hardy, actor; won a BAFTA Rising Star Award for Inception.

  • 1971

    The environmental group Greenpeace is founded.

  • 1968

    The USSR launches Zond 5, which becomes the first spaceship to orbit the moon and reenter Earth’s atmosphere.

  • 1966

    US President Lyndon Johnson urges Congress to adopt gun control legislation in the wake of Charles Whitman’s sniper attack from the University of Texas’s Texas Tower; in all, Whitman shot and killed 15 people before being shot dead himself by an Austin police officer.

  • 1963

    Four young African-American girls are killed by the bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • 1961

    Dan Marino, American football pro quarterback who led Miami Dolphins to 10 playoffs in his 17-year career and set many NFL passing records.

  • Hurricane Carla comes ashore in Texas, the second-most powerful ever to make landfall in that state.

  • 1959

    Nikita Khrushchev becomes first Soviet leader to visit the US.