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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 25, 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


In Sweden, King Sigismund is defeated at Stangebro by his uncle Charles.

Famous birthdays


Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer.

more events on September 25

  • 2009

    US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy jointly accuse Iran of building a secrecy nuclear enrichment facility.

  • 2008

    China launches Shenzhou 7 spacecraft; crew performs China’s first extra-vehicular activity (EVA).

  • 1996

    Ireland’s last Magdalene laundry closes; begun as asylums to rehabilitate “fallen women,” they increasingly took on prison-like qualities.

  • 1992

    NASA launches Mars Observer probe; it fails 11 months later.

  • 1983

    Maze Prison escape, County Antrim, Northern Ireland; 38 IRA prisoners escape in the largest prison breakout in British history; known among Irish republicans as the Great Escape.

  • 1981

    Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female Supreme Court Justice, is sworn in.

  • 1974

    Scientists warn that continued use of aerosol sprays will cause ozone depletion, which will lead to an increased risk of skin cancer and global weather changes.

  • 1969

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, actress (The Darling Buds of May British TV series) won Academy Award and BAFTA Award for her role in Chicago.

  • 1968

    Will Smith, rapper (known as The Fresh Prince, “Getting’ Jiggy Wit It”), actor, producer; awards include four Grammys.

  • 1965

    Scottie Pippen, pro basketball player (Chicago Bulls), played important role in Bull’s record 72-win season (1995-96).

  • 1964

    Maria Doyle Kennedy, actress (The Tudors), composer, singer, songwriter, musician.

  • 1961

    Heather Locklear, actress (Dynasty, Melrose Place, Spin City TV series).

  • 1959

    President Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev begin Camp David talks.

  • 1956

    Kim Thompson, editor, publisher; co-founder of Fantagraphics Books.

  • 1951

    Mark Hamill actor, voice actor, producer, director, writer (Luke Skywalker in Star Wars; voice of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series).