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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 June 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
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

What happened today


Some 7,000 Union troops are killed within 30 minutes during the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia.

Famous birthdays


Larry McMurtry, novelist (The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment).

more events on June 3

  • 1974

    Charles Colson, an aide to President Richard Nixon, pleads guilty to obstruction of justice.

  • 1969

    74 American sailors die when the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans was cut in two by an Australian aircraft carrier in the South China Sea.

  • 1965

    Astronaut Edward White becomes the first American to walk in space when he exits the Gemini 4 space capsule.

  • 1952

    A rebellion by North Korean prisoners in the Koje prison camp in South Korea is put down by American troops.

  • 1942

    Japanese carrier-based planes strafe Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands as a diversion of the attack on Midway Island.

  • 1940

    The German Luftwaffe hits Paris with 1,100 bombs.

  • 1938

    The German Third Reich votes to confiscate so-called “degenerate art.”

  • 1936

    Larry McMurtry, novelist (The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment).

  • 1928

    Manchurian warlord Zhang Zuolin dies as a result of a bomb blast set off by the Japanese.

  • 1926

    Allen Ginsberg, American poet (Howl).

  • 1923

    In Italy, dictator Benito Mussolini grants women the right to vote.

  • 1922

    Alain Resnais, French film director.

  • 1918

    The Finnish Parliament ratifies a treaty with Germany.

  • 1906

    Josephine Baker, dancer and singer.

  • 1904

    Charles R. Drew, American physician, researcher of blood plasma.