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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 March 01, 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.

What happened today


Napoleon lands at Cannes, France, returning from exile on Elba, with a force of 1,500 men and marches on Paris.

Famous birthdays


Robert Lowell, Jr., poet, won Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for Lord Weary's Castle.

more events on March 1

  • 1992

    Bosnian Serbs begin sniping in Sarajevo, after Croats and Muslims vote for Bosnian independence.

  • 1985

    The Pentagon accepts the theory that an atomic war would block the sun, causing a “nuclear winter.”

  • 1974

    A grand jury indicts seven of President Nixon‘s aides for the conspiracy on Watergate.

  • 1969

    Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from baseball.

  • 1968

    Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara is replaced by Clark Clifford.

  • 1960

    1,000 Black students pray and sing the national anthem on the steps of the old Confederate Capitol in Montgomery, Ala.

  • 1943

    The British RAF conducts strategic bombing raids on all European railway lines.

  • 1942

    Japanese troops land on Java in the Pacific.

  • 1941

    Bulgaria joins the Axis as the Nazis occupy Sofia.

  • 1935

    Germany officially establishes the Luftwaffe.

  • 1932

    The Lindbergh baby is kidnapped from the Lindbergh home near Princeton, New Jersey.

  • 1930

    Fran Tarkenton, NFL quarterback

  • 1921

    Howard Nemerov, writer, another Pulitzer Prize recipient.

  • Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize winning poet and translator.

  • The Allies reject a $7.5 billion reparations offer in London. German delegation decides to quit all talks.