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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.

What happened today


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

Famous birthdays


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

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).