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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 March 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
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

What happened today


Under pretexts, Britain and France declare war on China.

Famous birthdays


Jean Harlow, (Hell's Angels, Dinner at Eight).

more events on March 3

  • 1999

    Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky appears on national television to explain her affair with President Bill Clinton.

  • 1973

    Japan discloses its first defense plan since World War II.

  • 1969

    Sirhan Sirhan testifies in a court in Los Angeles that he killed Robert Kennedy.

  • 1952

    The U.S. Supreme Court upholds New York’s Feinberg Law banning Communist teachers in the United States.

  • 1945

    Finland declares war on the Axis.

  • 1942

    The RAF raids the industrial suburbs of Paris.

  • 1941

    Moscow denounces the Axis rule in Bulgaria.

  • 1940

    A Nazi air raid kills 108 on a British liner in the English Channel.

  • 1939

    In Bombay, Gandhi begins a fast to protest the state’s autocratic rule.

  • 1931

    President Herbert Hoover signs a bill that makes Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner,” the national anthem.

  • 1927

    Nicolas Freeling, crime writer.

  • 1926

    James Merrill, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet (Divine Comedies).

  • 1923

    The first issue of Time magazine is published. It’s editor, Henry R. Luce, is just out of Yale.

  • 1920

    Robert Searle, cartoonist.

  • 1919

    Boeing flies the first U.S. international airmail from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Washington.