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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 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.

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).

  • Moscow announces it will withdrawal soldiers from Korea by the end of the year.

  • 1947

    Tanith Lee, author, screenwriter; first woman to win British Fantasy best novel award (Death’s Master, 1980).

  • 1940

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

  • 1934

    Brian Epstein, music entrepreneur, manager of the The Beatles.

  • 1933

    David McCallum, actor, musician (The Man from U.N.C.L.E, NCIS TV series).

  • 1932

    Mike Royko, journalist, syndicated columnist; won Pulitzer Prize for commentary (1972).

  • 1930

    Bettye Lane, photographer noted for documenting major events of the feminist, civil rights and gay rights movements in the US.

  • 1928

    Adam West, actor (Batman in campy Batman TV series).

  • 1927

    Helen Carter, singer, member of the pioneering all-female country group Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters.

  • 1926

    Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese physicist who jointly won the Nobel Prize in Physics (2002); his work focused on subatomic particles known as neutrinos.

  • 1918

    American troops of the Allied North Russia Expeditionary Force receive their baptism of fire near the town of Seltso against Soviet forces.

  • 1915

    Elizabeth Stern, Canadian pathologist who first published a case report linking a specific virus to a specific cancer.

  • 1911

    William Golding, novelist best known for Lord of the Flies.

  • 1904

    Bergen Evans, educator and author who wrote Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage.

  • 1900

    President Emile Loubet of France pardons Jewish army captain Alfred Dreyfus, twice court-martialed and wrongly convicted of spying for Germany.

  • 1894

    Rachel Field, novelist and playwright who wrote All This and Heaven Too and And Now Tomorrow.

  • 1893

    New Zealand becomes the first nation to grant women the right to vote.

  • 1863

    In Georgia, the two-day Battle of Chickamauga begins as Union troops under George Thomas clash with Confederates under Nathan Bedford Forrest.

  • 1841

    The first railway to span a frontier is completed between Strasbourg and Basel, in Europe.

  • 1788

    Charles de Barentin becomes lord chancellor of France.

  • 1783

    The first hot-air balloon is sent aloft in Versailles, France with animal passengers including a sheep, rooster and a duck.

  • 1777

    American forces under Gen. Horatio Gates meet British troops led by Gen. John Burgoyne at Saratoga Springs, NY.

  • 1692

    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.

  • 1544

    Francis, the king of France, and Charles V of Austria sign a peace treaty in Crespy, France, ending a 20-year war.

  • 1356

    In a landmark battle of the Hundred Years’ War, English Prince Edward defeats the French at Poitiers.