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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
  • 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 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.

  • 1958

    Wendie Jo Sperber, actress (I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Back to the Future).

  • 1950

    U.N. Forces, lead by the U.S. Marine Corps, invade occupied Korea at the port of Inchon. Considered the greatest amphibious attack in history, it is the zenith of General Douglas MacArthur‘s career.

  • 1946

    Oliver Stone, film director and screenwriter (Platoon, JFK).

  • 1945

    Jesse Norman, soprano.

  • 1939

    The Polish submarine Orzel arrives in Tallinn, Estonia, after escaping the German invasion of Poland.

  • 1937

    Prime Minister of England Neville Chamberlain flies to Germany to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia with Adolf Hitler.

  • 1935

    In Berlin, the Reich under Adolf Hitler adopts the swastika as the national flag.

  • 1928

    Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers, by accident, that the mold penicillin has an antibiotic effect.

  • 1926

    Bobby Short, singer and pianist.

  • 1916

    Armored tanks are introduced by the British during the Battle of the Somme.

  • 1914

    President Woodrow Wilson orders the Punitive Expedition out of Mexico. The Expedition, headed by General John Pershing, had been searching for Pancho Villa, a Mexican revolutionary.

  • 1901

    Sir Howard Bailey, British engineer who gave his name to a prefabricated bridge used extensively during World War II.

  • 1894

    Jean Renoir, French film director (Grand Illusion, The Rules of the Game).

  • 1891

    The Dalton gang holds up a train and takes $2,500 at Wagoner, Oklahoma.

  • 1890

    Claude McKay, poet and novelist, part of the Harlem Renaissance.

  • Agatha Christie, English writer of mystery novels.

  • 1889

    Robert Benchley, humorist.

  • 1862

    Confederates capture Harpers Ferry, securing the rear of Robert E. Lee‘s forces in Maryland.

  • 1858

    The Butterfield Overland Mail Company begins delivering mail from St. Louis to San Francisco. The company’s motto is: “Remember, boys, nothing on God’s earth must stop the United States mail!”

  • 1857

    William Howard Taft, 26th president of the United States (1909-1913).

  • 1789

    James Fenimore Cooper, novelist whose works include The Pioneers and Last of the Mohicans.

  • 1788

    An alliance between Britain, Prussia and the Netherlands is ratified at the Hague.

  • 1776

    The British occupy Manhattan.

  • 1588

    The Spanish Armada, which attempted to invade England, is destroyed by a British fleet.