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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 July 03, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on July 3

  • 1967

    North Vietnamese soldiers attack South Vietnam’s only producing coal mine at Nong Son.

  • 1962

    Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 1954

    Food rationing ends in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.

  • 1950

    U.S. carrier-based planes attack airfields in the Pyongyang-Chinnampo area of North Korea in the first air-strike of the Korean War.

  • 1945

    U.S. troops land at Balikpapan and take Sepinggan airfield on Borneo in the Pacific.

  • 1944

    The U.S. First Army opens a general offensive to break out of the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.

  • 1937

    Tom Stoppard, British playwright (Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead).

  • 1921

    Francois-Arnold Reichenbach, documentary filmmaker.

  • 1912

    Elizabeth Taylor, novelist and short story writer.

  • 1908

    M.F.K. Fisher, food writer.

  • 1903

    The first cable across the Pacific Ocean is spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila.

  • 1901

    The Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy, commits its last American robbery near Wagner, Montana, taking $65,000 from a Great Northern train.

  • 1883

    Franz Kafka, Prague-born German novelist (The Metamorphosis, The Trail).

  • 1878

    George M. Cohan, American entertainer and songwriter.

  • John Wise flies the first dirigible in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

  • 1871

    William Henry Davies, Welsh poet.

  • 1863

    Confederate forces attack the center of the Union line at Gettysburg, but fail to break it.

  • 1844

    Dankmar Adler, architect and engineer.

  • American ambassador Caleb Cushing successfully negotiates a commercial treaty with China.

  • 1790

    In Paris, the Marquis de Condorcet proposes granting civil rights to women.

  • 1775

    George Washington takes command of the Continental Army.

  • 1683

    Edward Young, English poet, dramatist and literary critic (Night Thoughts).