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 January 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


Mars Polar Lander launched.

Famous birthdays


Lucretia Coffin Mott, women's rights advocate and founder of the first Women's Rights Convention.

more events on January 3

  • 2000

    The last original weekday Peanuts comic strip is published after a 50-year run, following the death of the strip’s creator, Charles Schultz.

  • 1999

    Mars Polar Lander launched.

  • 1996

    The first mobile flip phone, the Motorola StarTAC, goes on sale.

  • 1994

    More than 7 million people receive South African citizenship that had previously been denied under Apartheid policies.

  • 1993

    George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

  • 1990

    Manuel Noriega, former leader of Panama, surrenders to US forces.

  • 1985

    President Ronald Reagan condemns a rash of arson attacks on abortion clinics.

  • 1978

    North Vietnamese troops reportedly occupy 400 square miles in Cambodia. North Vietnamese Army (NVA) troops were using Laos and Cambodia as staging areas for attacks against allied forces.

  • 1977

    Apple Computers incorporates.

  • 1966

    Cambodia warns the United Nations of retaliation unless the United States and South Vietnam end intrusions.

  • 1961

    The United States breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba.

  • 1959

    Fidel Castro takes command of the Cuban army.

  • Alaska is admitted into the Union as the 49th and largest state.

  • 1958

    The British create the West Indies Federation with Lord Hailes as governor general.

  • 1956

    Mel Gibson, actor, director, producer, screenwriter (Mad Max, Passion of the Christ).