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 29, would your number have been called?

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

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

more events on September 29

  • 2009

    An 8.1 earthquake causes a tidal wave that claims 189 lives in Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga.

  • 2008

    Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 777.68 points in the wake of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual bankruptcies, the largest single-day point loss in Wall Street history.

  • 1992

    Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello impeached for corruptions; he was the youngest president in the nation’s history, taking office at age 40 in 1990.

  • 1990

    The YF-22, later named F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.

  • 1979

    John Paul II becomes the first pope ever to visit Ireland.

  • 1971

    Oman joins the Arab League.

  • 1968

    Samir Soni, Indian actor, model; in 2012 won Indian Telly Award, Boroplus Gold Award and ITA Award for Best Actor, as well Favorite Drama Actor in India’s People’s Choice Awards.

  • 1966

    Chevrolet introduces the Camaro, which will become an iconic car.

  • 1962

    The popular Argentinian comic strip Mafalda beings publication, in the weekly Primera Plana; focusing on a six-year-old girl (Mafalda) and her friends, it has been called the Argentinian Peanuts.

  • Canada launches its first satellite, Alouette 1.

  • 1960

    General Douglas MacArthur officially returns Seoul, South Korea, to President Syngman Rhee.

  • 1955

    Ann Bancroft, explorer, author; first woman to reach North Pole on foot nd by sled and first woman to cross both polar ice caps.

  • 1951

    Michelle Bachelet, first woman president of Chile (2006-10).

  • 1950

    Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev repeatedly disrupts a UN General Assembly meeting with his violent outbursts over intervention in the Belgian Congo, US U2 spy planes, and arms control.

  • 1948

    Bryant Gumbel, broadcast journalist; co-host of NBC’s Today (1982-97), for which he won several Emmy Awards.

  • 1947

    Gary Wetzel, US Army soldier awarded Medal of Honor for actions near Ap Dong An during Vietnam War.

  • 1943

    Lech Walesa, president of Poland (1990-95); co-founder of Solidarity, the first independent trade union in the Soviet bloc; won Nobel Peace Prize, 1983.

  • Adolf Hitler‘s book Mein Kampf is published in the United States.

  • 1942

    Madeline Kahn, actress, comedian, singer, best known for comedic film roles, especially Mel Brooks’ films Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

  • 1941

    30,000 Jews are gunned down in Kiev when Heinrich Himmler sends four strike squads to exterminate Soviet Jewish civilians and other “undesirables.”

  • 1939

    Germany and the Soviet Union reach an agreement on the division of Poland.

  • 1935

    Jerry Lee Lewis, singer, songwriter, musician; influential figure in early rock ‘n’ roll (“Great Balls of Fire”).

  • 1932

    A five-day work week is established for General Motors workers.

  • 1907

    Gene Autry, actor, singer, star of radio, film and TV; known for his film roles as a “singing cowboy” (Oh, Susanna!, Back in the Saddle), he was influential in country music with songs that included “Back in the Saddle,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Frosty the Snowman.”

  • 1901

    Enrico Fermi, Italian-born U.S. physicist who led the group which created the first man-made nuclear chain reaction.

  • 1879

    Dissatisfied Ute Indians kill Agent Nathan Meeker and nine others in the “Meeker Massacre.”

  • 1864

    Union troops capture the Confederate Fort Harrison, outside Petersburg, Virginia.

  • 1850

    Mormon leader Brigham Young is named the first governor of the Utah Territory.

  • 1833

    A civil war breaks out in Spain between Carlists, who believe Don Carlos deserves the throne, and supporters of Queen Isabella.

  • 1789

    Congress votes to create a U.S. army.

  • 1758

    Horatio Nelson, British naval commander who defeated the French and her allies on numerous occasions during the age of Napoleon.

  • 1547

    Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist best known for his book The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.

  • 1513

    Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean.

  • 1493

    Christopher Columbus leaves Cadiz, Spain, on his second voyage to the new world.

  • 1399

    Richard II of England is deposed. His cousin, Henry of Lancaster, declares himself king under the name Henry IV.

  • 1197

    Emperor Henry VI dies in Messina, Sicily.