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 20, 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


Pedro Menendez of Spain wipes out the French at Fort Caroline, in Florida.

Famous birthdays


Upton Sinclair, author best known today for The Jungle.

more events on September 20

  • 2011

    US military ends its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and allows gay men and women to serve openly.

  • 2008

    A truck loaded with explosives detonates by Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 45 and injuring 226.

  • 2001

    US Pres. George W. Bush, addressing a joint session of Congress, declares a “war on terror.”.

  • 2000

    British MI6 Secret intelligence Service building in London attacked by unidentified group using RPG-22 anti-tank missile.

  • 1990

    South Ossetia declares its independence from George in the former Soviet Union.

  • 1985

    Australia introduces a capital gains tax.

  • 1984

    Suicide car bomber attacks US embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 22.

  • 1977

    Socialist Republic of Vietnam admitted to the United Nations.

  • 1973

    In a pro tennis bout dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes,” Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs at the Houston Astrodome in Texas.

  • 1971

    Hurricane Irene becomes the first hurricane known to cross from the Atlantic to Pacific, where it is renamed Hurricane Olivia.

  • 1967

    Kristen Johnston, actress; won two Emmy Awards as Sally Solomon in 3rd Rock from the Sun TV series.

  • 1952

    Scientists confirm that DNA holds hereditary data.

  • 1941

    Dale Chihuly, sculptor known for his unique creations in blown glass.

  • 1934

    Sofia Loren (Sofia Scicolone), first actress to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for a performance in a non-English language film (Two Women); received Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements (1995).

  • Bruno Hauptmann arrested for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.