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 April 03, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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


In Persia, Kavadh sues for peace with the Byzantines.

Famous birthdays


Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and author (Man without a Country).

more events on April 3

  • 1984

    Coach John Thompson of Georgetown University becomes the first African-American coach to win an NCAA basketball tournament.

  • 1972

    Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States after a twenty-year absence.

  • 1966

    Three-thousand South Vietnamese Army troops lead a protest against the Ky regime in Saigon.

  • 1948

    President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan. It will revive war-torn Europe.

  • 1944

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that black citizens are eligible to vote in all elections, including primaries.

  • 1942

    The Japanese begin their all-out assault on the U.S. and Filipino troops at Bataan.

  • 1936

    Bruno Hauptmann, killer of the Lindbergh baby, is executed.

  • 1934

    Jane Goodall, British anthropologist, known for her work with African chimpanzees.

  • 1930

    Helmut Kohl, chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

  • 1924

    Doris Von Kappelhoff [Doris Day], American singer and actress.

  • Marlon Brando, actor (On the Waterfront, The Godfather).

  • 1920

    F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre are married at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

  • 1910

    Alaska’s Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America is climbed.

  • 1898

    Henry R. Luce, magazine publisher, founder of Time, Fortune and Life.

  • 1888

    Gertrude Bridget “Ma” Rainey, American singer, “the mother of the blues.”