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.

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.

  • 1909

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

  • 1908

    Allan Allensworth files the site plan for the first African-American town, Allensworth, California.

  • 1905

    Maggie Kuhn, social activist and founder of “The Gray Panthers.”

  • 1900

    Ernie Pyle, World War II correspondent who wrote about the common soldier.

  • 1887

    Rupert Brooke, English poet who mainly wrote about World War I.

  • 1882

    Congress passes the Immigration Act, banning Chinese immigration for ten years.

  • 1867

    Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister during the general strike of 1926.

  • 1864

    Federal gunboats attack but do not capture Fort Gains, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama.

  • 1807

    The trial of Aaron Burr begins. He is accused of plotting the secession of New England.

  • 1805

    Muhammad Ali becomes the new ruler of Egypt.

  • 1692

    French forces under Marshal Luxembourg defeat the English at the Battle of Steenkerque in the Netherlands.

  • 1610

    Henry Hudson of England discovers a great bay on the east coast of Canada and names it for himself.

  • 1553

    Mary Tudor, the new Queen of England, enters London.

  • 1546

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

  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his voyage to the new world.

  • 1347

    Six burghers of the surrounded French city of Calais surrender to Edward III of England in hopes of relieving the siege.