What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on September 19, 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.

What happened today


Giles Corey is pressed to death for standing mute and refusing to answer charges of witchcraft brought against him. He is the only person in America to have suffered this punishment.

Famous birthdays


Paul Williams, composer, singer, songwriter, director, actor ("Evergreen," "Rainy Days and Mondays").

more events on September 19

  • 2006

    Military coup in Bangkok, revokes Thailand’s constitution and establishes martial law.

  • 1991

    German hikers near the Austria-Italy border discover the naturally preserved mummy of a man from about 3,300 BC; Europe’s oldest natural human mummy, he is dubbed Otzi the Iceman because his lower half was encased in ice.

  • 1985

    Parents Music Resource Center formed by Tipper Gore (wife of then-Senator Al Gore) and other political wives lobby for Parental Advisory stickers on music packaging.

  • An earthquake kills thousands in Mexico City.

  • 1982

    The first documented emoticons, :-) and :-(, posted on Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System by Scott Fahlman.

  • 1974

    Jimmy Fallon, actor, comedian, musician, TV host (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon; currently scheduled to replace Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show in 2014).

  • 1973

    Carl XVI Gustaf invested as King of Sweden, following the death of his grandfather King Gustaf VI Adolf.

  • 1970

    First Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts (originally called the Pilton Festival) is held near Pliton, Somerset, England.

  • 1964

    Trisha Yearwood, Grammy and Country Music Association award-winning singer-songwriter (“How Do I Live”), actress (JAG TV series recurring role).

  • 1957

    First underground nuclear test takes place in Nevada.

  • 1955

    Argentina’s President Juan Peron is overthrown by rebels.

  • 1950

    Joan Lunden, journalist, author, co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America for 17 years (1980–1997).

  • 1949

    Barry Scheck, co-founder of Innocence Project dedicated to using DNA testing to exonerate wrongly convicted people.

  • Twiggy, model known for her thin build and androgynous look .

  • 1948

    Jeremy Irons, actor; won Tony Award for Best Actor (The Real Thing, 1984) and Academy Award for Best Actor (Reversal of Fortune, 1990).