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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 February 03, 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

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

What happened today


President John F. Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba.

Famous birthdays


Gertrude Stein, poet and novelist (Three Lives, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas).

more events on February 3

  • 1984

    The Environmental Protection Agency orders a ban on the pesticide EDB for grain products.

  • 1971

    OPEC decides to set oil prices without consulting buyers.

  • 1966

    Soviet Luna 9 achieves soft landing on the moon.

  • 1962

    President John F. Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba.

  • 1954

    Millions greet Queen Elizabeth in Sydney on her first royal trip to Australia.

  • 1945

    The month-long Battle of Manila begins.

  • The Allies drop 3,000 tons of bombs on Berlin.

  • 1944

    The United States shells the Japanese homeland for the first time at Kurile Islands.

  • 1943

    Finland begins talks with the Soviet Union.

  • 1927

    President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill creating the Federal Radio Commission to regulate the airwaves.

  • 1920

    The Allies demand that 890 German military leaders stand trial for war crimes.

  • 1917

    A German submarine sinks the U.S. liner Housatonic off coast of Sicily. The United States severs diplomatic relations with Germany.

  • 1912

    New U.S. football rules are set: field shortened to 100 yds.; touchdown counts six points instead of five; four downs are allowed instead of three; and the kickoff is moved from midfield to the 40 yd. line.

  • 1909

    Simone Weil, philosopher, member of the French resistance in WWII.

  • 1908

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that union-sponsored boycotts are illegal, and applies the Sherman Antitrust Act to labor as well as capital.