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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 22, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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


General Allenby leads the British army against the Turks, taking Haifa and Nazareth, Palestine.

Famous birthdays


Michael Faraday, English physicist, inventor of the dynamo, the transformer and the electric motor.

more events on September 22

  • 1991

    Huntington Library makes the Dead Sea Scrolls available to the public for the first time.

  • 1980

    The Iran-Iraq War begins as Iraq invades Iran; lasting until August 1988, it was the longest conventional war of the 20th century.

  • 1975

    Sara Jane Moore attempts to assassinate US President Gerald Ford, the second attempt on his life in less than three weeks.

  • 1971

    Princess Martha Louise of Norway.

  • 1970

    President Richard M. Nixon signs a bill giving the District of Columbia representation in the U.S. Congress.

  • 1969

    Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants becomes the first baseball player since Babe Ruth to hit 600 home runs.

  • 1961

    President John Kennedy signs a congressional act establishing the Peace Corps.

  • 1959

    Saul Perlmutter, astrophysicist; shared 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for providing evidence the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

  • 1958

    Joan Jett, singer, songwriter, musician, producer, actress (“I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”).

  • 1956

    Debby Boone, multiple Grammy Award–winning singer, author, actress; “You Light Up My Life” set a a record in 1977 with 10 weeks at the No. 1 spot on music charts.

  • 1949

    James “Hoss” Cartwright, US Marine Corps general; commander of US Strategic Command 2004-07.

  • 1947

    A Douglas C-54 Skymaster makes the first automatic pilot flight over the Atlantic.

  • 1945

    President Harry Truman accepts U.S. Secretary of War Stimson’s recommendation to designate the war World War II.

  • 1939

    Junko Tabei, Japanese mountain climber; first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

  • 1933

    Fay Weldon, author (The Life and Loves of a She-Devil).