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 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.

What happened today


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

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

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.