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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 December 03, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

more events on December 3

  • 2009

    Suicide bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia, kills 25 people, including three ministries of the Transitional Federal Government.

  • 2005

    Prince Sverre Magnus, third in line of succession to the Norwegian throne.

  • First manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail takes place in Mojave, Cal.

  • 1997

    Representatives of 121 nations sign the Ottawa Treaty prohibiting the manufacture or deployment of antipersonnel landmines; the People’s Republic of China, the US and the USSR do not sign.

  • 1992

    A test engineer for Sema Group sends the world’s first text message, using a personal computer and the Vodafone network.

  • 1989

    Presidents George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev announce the official end to the Cold War at a meeting in Malta.

  • 1984

    Toxic gas leaks from a Union Carbide plant and results in the deaths of thousands in Bhopal, India.

  • 1979

    Eleven are dead and eight injured in a mad rush to see a rock band (The Who) at a concert in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • 1977

    The State Department proposes the admission of 10,000 more Vietnamese refugees to the United States.

  • 1973

    Holly Marie Combs, actress, TV producer (Charmed; Pretty Little Liars TV series).

  • 1965

    The National Council of Churches asks the United States to halt the massive bombings in North Vietnam.

  • 1963

    Terri Schiavo, who became the focus of a 15-year legal struggle over the question of artificially prolonging the life of a patient, Schiavo, whom doctors had diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state.

  • 1960

    Daryl Hannah, actress (Blade Runner, Steel Magnolias).

  • 1951

    Rick Mears, race car driver; three-time Indycar national champion (1979, 1981, 1982).

  • 1950

    The Chinese close in on Pyongyang, Korea, and UN forces withdraw southward.

  • 1948

    Ozzy Osbourne, singer, songwriter, actor; member of the influential rock band Black Sabbath; an MTV reality show, The Osbournes, followed the lives of the singer and his family (2002-05).

  • 1937

    Morgan Llywelyn, American-born Irish author noted for historical fantasy and historical fiction novels, as well as historical nonfiction (1921, the War for Independence); received Exceptional Celtic Woman of the Year award (1999).

  • 1934

    Abimael Guzman (Presidente Gonzalo), leader of the Shining Path Maoist guerrilla insurgency in Peru.

  • 1933

    Paul Crutzen, Dutch chemist.

  • 1926

    British reports claim that German soldiers are being trained in the Soviet Union.

  • 1925

    Jean-Luc Godard, French film director (Breathless).

  • The League of Nations orders Greece to pay an indemnity for the October invasion of Bulgaria.

  • 1922

    Sven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer.

  • 1918

    The Allied Conference ends in London where they decide that Germany must pay for the war.

  • 1916

    French commander Joseph Joffre is dismissed after his failure at the Somme. General Robert Nivelle is the new French commander in chief.

  • 1915

    The United States expels German attaches on spy charges.

  • 1906

    The U.S. Supreme Court orders Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) leaders extradited to Idaho for trial in the Steunenberg murder case.

  • 1864

    Major General William Tecumseh Sherman meets with slight resistance from Confederate troops at Thomas Station on his march to the sea.

  • 1863

    Confederate General James Longstreet moves his army east and north toward Greeneville. This withdrawal marks the end of the Fall Campaign in Tennessee.

  • 1862

    Confederate raiders attack a Federal forage train on the Hardin Pike near Nashville, Tenn.

  • 1857

    Joseph Conrad, Polish-born novelist (Heart of Darkness, Nostromo).

  • 1847

    Frederick Douglass and Martin R. Delaney establish the North Star, and anti-slavery paper.

  • 1833

    Carlos Juan Finlay, Cuban epidemiologist.

  • 1826

    George B. McClellan, Union general who defeated Robert E. Lee at Antietam and ran against Abraham Lincoln for president.

  • 1818

    Illinois admitted into the Union as the 21st state.

  • 1800

    The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Hohenlinden, near Munich.

  • 1762

    France cedes to Spain all lands west of the Mississippi–the territory known as Upper Louisiana.

  • 1755

    Gilbert Stewart, portrait painter.

  • 1468

    Lorenzo the Magnificent and his brother Giuliano succeed their father, Piero de Medici, as rulers of Florence, Italy.