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 August 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


French printer Etienne Dolet, accused of heresy, blasphemy and sedition, is hanged and burned at the stake for printing reformist literature.

Famous birthdays


Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Western novelist who wrote The Ox-Bow Incident.

more events on August 3

  • 2004

    Statue of Liberty’s pedestal reopens to visitors after being closed following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

  • 1990

    The US commits naval forces to the Persian Gulf region in the wake of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.

  • 1977

    Radio Shack unveils TRS-80 personal computer, which with Apple and Commodore would form the “1977 Trinity.” Its price and Radio Shack’s established retail outlets made it a bestseller for several years.

  • 1975

    The Louisiana Superdome is dedicated.

  • 1972

    Former Beatle Paul McCartney announces formation of his new group, Wings.

  • 1967

    President Lyndon B. Johnson announces plans to send 45,000 more troops to Vietnam.

  • 1958

    The first nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, passes under the North Pole.

  • 1945

    Chinese troops under American General Joseph Stilwell take the town of Myitkyina from the Japanese.

  • 1941

    Martha Stewart, business magnate and television personality.

  • 1926

    Tony Bennett, singer (“I Left My Heart in San Francisco”).

  • 1924

    Leon Uris, writer whose works include Battle Cry and Exodus.

  • 1920

    P.D. James (Phyllis Dorothy James), British mystery writer.

  • 1916

    Sir Roger Casement is hanged for treason in England.

  • 1914

  • 1911

    Airplanes are used for the first time in a military capacity when Italian planes reconnoiter Turkish lines near Tripoli.