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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 30, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    315
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    18
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    299
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    184

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


What happened today

1703

The French, at Hochstadt in the War of the Spanish Succession, suffer only 1,000 casualties to the 11,000 of their opponents, the Austrians of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I.

Famous birthdays

1935

Johnny Mathis, singer.

more events on September 30

  • 2009

    Earthquakes in Sumatra kill more than 1,115 people.

  • 1999

    Japan’s second-worst nuclear accident occurs at a uranium processing facility in Tokaimura, killing two technicians.

  • 1994

    Aldwych tube station (originally Strand Station) of the London Underground transit system closes after 88 years.

  • 1975

    The AH-64 Apache attack helicopter makes its first flight.

  • 1974

    Daniel Wu, Chinese-American actor, director, producer (City of Glass).

  • 1972

    Pro baseball great Roberto Clemente hits his 3,000th—and final—hit of his career.

  • 1966

    Bechuanaland ceases to be a British protectorate and becomes the independent Republic of Botswana.

  • 1965

    The 30 September Movement unsuccessfully attempts coup against Indonesian government; an anti-communist purge in the aftermath results in over 500,000 deaths.

  • President Lyndon Johnson signs legislation that establishes the National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities.

  • 1962

    U.S. Marshals escort James H. Meredith into the University of Mississippi; two die in the mob violence that follows.

  • 1960

    Fifteen African nations are admitted to the United Nations.

  • 1958

    Marty Stuart, singer, songwriter, musician (“Hillbilly Rock”); joined the renowned Lester Flatt’s Nashville Grass bluegrass group at age 14; at this writing he hosts The Marty Stuart Show on RFD-TV.

  • 1955

    Andy Bechtolsheim, engineer; co-founder of Sun Microsystems.

  • Actor and teen idol James Dean is killed in a car crash while driving his Porsche on his way to enter it into a race in Salinas, California.

  • 1954

    NATO nations agree to arm and admit West Germany.