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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.

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.

  • 1919

    The Korean coalition proclaims their independence from Japan.

  • 1917

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

  • 1915

    The Allies announce their aim to cut off all German supplies and assure the safety of the neutrals.

  • 1914

    Ralph Waldo Ellison, African-American author (Invisible Man).

  • 1912

    Albert Berry completes the first in-flight parachute jump, from a Benoist plane over Kinlock Field in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • 1904

    Glenn Miller, big band leader during the 1930s and ’40s.

  • 1875

    Congress passes the Civil Rights Act, which is invalidated by the Supreme Court in 1883.

  • 1871

    German troops enter Paris, France, during the Franco-Prussian War.

  • 1837

    William Dean Howells, novelist.

  • 1815

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

  • 1810

    Frédéric Chopin, composer and pianist.

  • 1808

    In France, Napoleon creates an imperial nobility.

  • 1803

    Ohio becomes the 17th state to join the Union.

  • 1780

    Pennsylvania becomes the first U.S. state to abolish slavery.

  • 1776

    French minister Charles Gravier advises his Spanish counterpart to support the American rebels against the English.

  • 1692

    Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are arrested for the supposed practice of witchcraft in Salem, Mass.

  • 1642

    York, Maine becomes the first incorporated American city.

  • 45

    The first Leap Day is recognized by proclamation of Julius Caesar. Under the old Roman calendar, the last day of February was the last day of the year.