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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 27, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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.

more events on September 27

  • 2008

    Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese to walk in space; he was part of the Shenzhou 7 crew.

  • 2007

    NASA launches Dawn probe to explore and study the two larges objects of the asteroid belt, Vesta and Ceres.

  • 2003

    European Space Agency launches SMART-1 satellite to orbit the moon.

  • 1996

    The Taliban capture Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul.

  • 1983

    Sukhumi massacre: Abkhaz separatist forces and their allies commit widespread atrocities against the civilian population in the USSR state of Georgia.

  • 1979

    US Congress approves Department of Education as the 13th agency in the US Cabinet.

  • 1965

    Peter MacKay, lawyer, politician; last leader of Progressive Conservative Party of Canada before it merged with the Canadian Alliance in 2003 to form the Conservative Party of Canada.

  • 1964

    The Warren Commission, investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, issues its report, stating its conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole gunman.

  • 1958

    Shaun Cassidy, singer (“Da Doo Ron Ron”), actor, TV producer / creator, screenwriter (American Gothic).

  • 1956

    The U.S. Air Force Bell X-2, the world’s fastest and highest-flying plane, crashes, killing the test pilot.

  • 1950

    U.S. Army and Marine troops liberate Seoul, South Korea.

  • 1948

    Robin “The Jackal” Jackson, Northern Ireland loyalist, commander of Ulster Volunteer Force (1975-1990s); allegedly responsible for a large number of deaths, perhaps more than 100.

  • 1947

    Meat Loaf, singer, songwriter (Bat Out of Hell album trilogy), actor (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fight Club).

  • 1945

    Stephanie Pogue, artist and art professor.

  • 1944

    Thousands of British troops are killed as German forces rebuff their massive effort to capture the Arnhem Bridge across the Rhine River in Holland.

  • 1942

    Australian forces defeat the Japanese on New Guinea in the South Pacific.

  • 1939

    Germany occupies Warsaw as Poland falls to Germany and the Soviet Union.

  • 1927

    Red Rodney, trumpeter.

  • 1924

    Bud Powell, jazz pianist.

  • 1920

    Eight Chicago White Sox players are charged with fixing the 1919 World Series.

  • 1918

    President Woodrow Wilson opens his fourth Liberty Loan campaign to support men and machines for World War I.

  • 1917

    Louis Auchincloss, novelist (Portrait in Brownstone, The Embezzler).

  • 1916

    Constance of Greece declares war on Bulgaria.

  • 1898

    Vincent Youmans, songwriter best known for musical scores such as No, No Nanette and Flying Down to Rio.

  • 1869

    Wild Bill Hickok, sheriff of Hays City, Kan., shoots down Samuel Strawhim, a drunken teamster causing trouble.

  • 1864

    Confederate guerrilla Bloody Bill Anderson and his henchmen, including a teenage Jesse James, massacre 20 unarmed Union soldiers at Centralia, Missouri. The event becomes known as the Centralia Massacre.

  • 1862

    Louis Botha, commander-in-chief of the Boar Army against the British and first president of South Africa.

  • 1840

    Thomas Nast, caricaturist, creator of the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant.

  • Alfred T. Mahan, navy admiral who wrote The Influence of Seapower on History and other books that encouraged world leaders to build larger navies.

  • 1791

    Jews in France are granted French citizenship.

  • 1722

    Samuel Adams, American revolutionary patriot and statesman, helped to organize the Boston Tea Party.

  • 1669

    The island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea falls to the Ottoman Turks after a 21-year siege.

  • 1540

    The Society of Jesus, a religious order under Ignatius Loyola, is approved by the Pope.