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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 21, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on September 21

  • 2003

    Galileo space mission ends as the probe is sent into Jupiter’s atmosphere where it is crushed.

  • 1999

    Earthquake in Taiwan kills more than 2,400, injures over 11,305, and causes $300 billion New Taiwan dollars ($10 billion in US dollars).

  • 1993

    The Russian constitutional crisis of 1993 begins when Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and invalidates the existing constitution.

  • 1991

    Armenia granted independence from USSR.

  • 1989

    General Colin Powell is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • 1987

    Ashley and Courtney Paris, twins who played in the Women’s National Basketball Association, Ashley for the Los Angeles Sparks, Courtney for the Atlanta Dream.

  • 1981

    Belize granted full independence from the United Kingdom.

  • 1978

    Two Soviet cosmonauts set a space endurance record after 96 days in space.

  • 1968

    Ricki Lake, actress (China Beach TV series), producer, host of The Ricki Lake Show TV talk show for which she won a Daytime Emmy.

  • Faith Hill, Grammy Award-winning country pop singer (“Breathe”).

  • 1957

    Mark Levin, attorney, author; host of syndicated radio program The Mark Levin Show.

  • 1951

    Aslan Aliyevich Maskhadov, rebel leader widely credited for the Chechen victory in First Chechen War (1994-96); President of Chechnya (1997-99).

  • 1950

    Bill Murray, actor; won Emmy for his work on Saturday Night Live TV series; movies include Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation.

  • 1947

    Marsha Norman, playwright (Getting Out, ‘Night Mother).

  • Stephen King, author best known for supernatural and horror tales (The Stand, Salem’s Lot, Joyland).

  • 1944

    U.S. troops of the 7th Army, invading Southern France, cross the Meuse River.

  • 1942

    British forces attack the Japanese in Burma.

  • 1941

    The German Army cuts off the Crimean Peninsula from the rest of the Soviet Union.

  • 1937

    J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel The Hobbit is published.

  • The women’s airspeed record is set at 292 mph by American pilot Jacqueline Cochran.

  • 1936

    The German army holds its largest maneuvers since 1914.

  • 1929

    Fighting between China and the Soviet Union breaks out along the Manchurian border.

  • 1915

    Stonehenge is sold by auction for 6,600 pounds sterling ($11,500) to a Mr. Chubb, who buys it as a present for his wife. He presents it to the British nation three years later.

  • 1912

    Chuck Jones, animator and director of Warner Brothers cartoons.

  • 1904

    Exiled Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph dies of a “broken heart”.

  • 1902

    Allen Lake, founded Penguin Books in 1935.

  • 1895

    Juan de la Cierva, aeronautical engineer who invented the autogyro.

  • 1866

    H.G. Wells, science fiction writer whose works include The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds.

  • Charles Jean Henri Nicolle, bacteriologist, discovered that typhus fever is transmitted by body louse.

  • 1863

    Union troops defeated at Chickamauga seek refuge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which is then besieged by Confederate troops.

  • 1756

    John Loudon McAdam, engineer who invented and gave his name to macadamized roads.

  • 1745

    A Scottish Jacobite army commanded by Lord George Murray routs the Royalist army of General Sir John Cope at Prestonpans.

  • 1673

    James Needham returns to Virginia after exploring the land to the west, which would become Tennessee.

  • 1589

    The Duke of Mayenne of France is defeated by Henry IV at the Battle of Arques.

  • 1520

    Suleiman (the Magnificent), son of Selim, becomes Ottoman sultan in Constantinople.

  • 1327

    Edward II of England is murdered by order of his wife.

  • 454

    In Italy, Aetius, the supreme army commander, is murdered in Ravenna by Valentinian III, the emperor of the West.