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.

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).

  • 1946

    President Harry S. Truman calls on Americans to spur Congress to act on the on-going labor crisis.

  • 1933

    The Japanese take Shuangyashan, China, killing 500 Chinese.

  • 1931

    Hundreds of farmers storm a small town in depression-plagued Arkansas demanding food.

  • 1930

    The second conference on Germany’s war reparations begins at the Hague, in the Netherlands.

  • 1929

    Sergio Leone, Italian director, instrumental in creating the “Spaghetti Western” genre (A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly).

  • 1924

    King Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus is uncovered near Luxor, Egypt.

  • 1923

    Bud Adams, owner of Houston Oilers (later Tennessee Titans) football team; instrumental in founding the former American Football League.

  • 1921

    Italy halts the issuing of passports to those emigrating to the United States.

  • 1920

    The last of the U.S. troops depart France.

  • 1917

    Vernon A. Walters, US Army lieutenant general, diplomat, deputy director of Central Intelligence; member of Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.

  • 1916

    Three armored Japanese cruisers are ordered to guard the Suez Canal.

  • 1912

    Plans are announced for a new $150,000 Brooklyn stadium for the Trolley Dodgers baseball team.

  • 1911

    John Sturges, director (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape).

  • 1910

    The Social Democratic Congress in Germany demands universal suffrage.

  • 1909

    Victor Borge, pianist, comedian, conductor.

  • 1907

    Ray Milland, Welsh actor and director; won Academy Award for his role in The Lost Weekend.

  • 1903

    The Bulgarian government renounces the Treaty of Commerce tying it to the Austro-Hungarian empire.

  • 1901

    Ngo Dinh Diem, South Vietnamese president assassinated by his own generals.

  • 1861

    Delaware rejects a proposal that it join the South in seceding from the Union.

  • 1793

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

  • 1777

    General George Washington defeats the British led by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis, at Princeton, New Jersey.

  • 1621

    William Tucker, believed to be first African-American born in the New World.

  • 1521

    Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.

  • 106

    Marcus Cicero, Roman statesman and author.