What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on September 28, would your number have been called?

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

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

more events on September 28

  • 2008

    SpaceX launches the first private spacecraft, Falcon 1.

  • 1996

    Afghanistan’s former president (1986-92) Mohammad Najibullah tortured and murdered by the Taliban.

  • 1995

    Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat sign an interim agreement concerning settlement on the Gaza Strip.

  • 1963

    Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art work Whaam!, depicting in comic-book style a US jet shooting down an enemy fighter, is exhibited for the first time; it will become one of the best known examples of pop art.

  • 1961

    Military coup in Damascus ends the Egypt-Syria union known as the United Arab Republic that was formed Feb. 1, 1958.

  • 1960

    Jennifer Rush, singer, songwriter (“The Power of Love”).

  • 1959

    Explorer VI, the U.S. satellite, takes the first video pictures of earth.

  • 1958

    France ratifies a new constitution.

  • 1943

    Winston “Win” Percy, three-time British Touring Car Champion, regarded by many as the World’s Number One Touring Car Driver

  • 1939

    Stuart Kauffman, theoretical biologist renowned for his work in studying the origin of life and origins of molecular organization.

  • Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland; Warsaw surrenders to German troops.

  • 1938

    Koko Taylor, blues singer.

  • Ben E. King, lead singer of The Drifters and composer of “Spanish Harlem” and “Stand by Me.”

  • 1934

    Brigitte Bardot, French actress.

  • 1928

    Sir Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin when he notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory; it remained for Howard Florey and Ernst Chain to isolate the active ingredient, allowing the “miracle drug” to be developed in the 1940s.

  • 1924

    Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2).

  • Three U.S. Army aircraft arrive in Seattle, Washington after completing a 22-day round-the-world flight.

  • 1915

    Ethel Rosenberg, who, with her husband Julius, became one of the first American civilians executed for espionage.

  • 1913

    Race riots in Harriston, Mississippi, kill 10 people.

  • 1912

    W.C. Handy’s “Memphis Blues” is published.

  • 1909

    Al Capp, cartoonist who created the “Li’l Abner” comic strip.

  • 1904

    A woman is placed under arrest for smoking a cigarette on New York’s Fifth Avenue.

  • 1901

    Ed Sullivan, television host.

  • 1874

    Colonel Ronald Mackenzie raids a war camp of Comanche and Kiowa at the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon, Texas, slaughtering 2,000 of their horses.

  • 1864

    Union General William Rosecrans blames his defeat at Chickamauga on two of his subordinate generals. They are later exonerated by a court of inquiry.

  • 1820

    Friedrich Engels, socialist who collaborated with Karl Marx on The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital.

  • 1794

    The Anglo-Russian-Austrian Alliance of St. Petersburg, which is directed against France, is signed.

  • 1607

    Samuel de Champlain and his colonists return to France from Port Royal Nova Scotia.

  • 1238

    James of Aragon retakes Valencia, Spain, from the Arabs.

  • 1106

    King Henry of England defeats his brother Robert at the Battle of Tinchebrai and reunites England and Normandy.

  • 1066

    William, Duke of Normandy, soon to be known as William the Conqueror invades England.

  • 855

    The Emperor Lothar dies in Gaul, and his kingdom is divided between his three sons.

  • 48

    On landing in Egypt, Pompey is murdered on the orders of Ptolemy.