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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
  • 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.

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.

  • The first atomic-powered submarine, the Nautilus, is commissioned in Groton, Connecticut.

  • 1950

    U.N. forces cross the 38th parallel separating North and South Korea as they pursue the retreating North Korean Army.

  • 1949

    The Berlin Airlift is officially halted after 277,264 flights.

  • 1943

    The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps becomes the Women’s Army Corps, a regular contingent of the U.S. Army with the same status as other army service corps.

  • 1941

    Samuel F. Pickering Jr., unconventional professor of English at the University of Connecticut in Storrs who was the inspiration for the character of Mr. Keating in the movie Dead Poets Society.

  • 1939

    The French Army is called back into France from its invasion of Germany. The attack, code named Operation Saar, only penetrated five miles.

  • 1938

    Under German threats of war, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign an accord permitting Germany to take control of Sudetenland–a region of Czechoslovakia inhabited by a German-speaking minority.

  • 1935

    Johnny Mathis, singer.

  • George Gershwin‘s opera Porgy and Bess opens at the Colonial Theatre in Boston.

  • 1928

    Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, writer, best known for his first book Night about his own experiences in concentration camps.

  • 1927

    W.S. Merwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.

  • Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of the season off Tom Zachary in Yankee Stadium, New York City.

  • 1924

    Truman Capote, author and playwright whose works include Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood.

  • 1918

    Bulgaria pulls out of World War I.

  • 1911

    Italy declares war on Turkey over control of Tripoli.

  • 1908

    David Oistrakh, violinist.

  • 1864

    Confederate troops fail to retake Fort Harrison from the Union forces during the siege of Petersburg.

  • 1863

    Reinhard von Scheer, German admiral who commanded the German fleet at the Battle of Jutland.

  • 1861

    William Wrigley, Jr., founder of the Wrigley chewing gum empire and owner of the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

  • 1846

    The first anesthetized tooth extraction is performed by Dr. William Morton in Charleston, Massachusetts.

  • 1791

    Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute is performed for the first time in Vienna

  • 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.

  • 1630

    John Billington, one of the original pilgrims who sailed to the New World on the Mayflower, becomes the first man executed in the English colonies. He is hanged for having shot another man during a quarrel

  • 1568

    Eric XIV, king of Sweden, is deposed after showing signs of madness.

  • 1399

    Richard II is deposed.