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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 02, 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 2

  • 1981

    The United States plans to send 20 more advisors and $25 million in military aid to El Salvador.

  • 1978

    Czech pilot Vladimir Remek becomes the first non-Russian, non-American in space.

  • 1974

    A grand jury in Washington, D.C. concludes that President Nixon was indeed involved in the Watergate cover-up.

  • 1973

    Federal forces surround Wounded Knee, South Dakota, which is occupied by members of the militant American Indian Movement who are holding at least 10 hostages.

  • 1968

    The siege of Khe Sanh ends in Vietnam, the U.S. Marines stationed there are still in control of the mountain top.

  • 1965

    More than 150 U.S. and South Vietnamese planes bomb two bases in North Vietnam in the first of the “Rolling Thunder” raids.

  • 1956

    France grants independence to Morocco.

  • 1955

    Claudette Colvin refuses to give up her seat in Montgomery, Alabama, nine months before Rosa Parks‘ famous arrest for the same offense.

  • 1951

    The U.S. Navy launches the K-1, the first modern submarine designed to hunt enemy submarines.

  • 1946

    Ho Chi Minh is elected president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

  • 1945

    MacArthur raises the U.S. flag on Corregidor in the Philippines.

  • 1943

    The center of Berlin is bombed by the RAF. Some 900 tons of bombs are dropped in a half hour.

  • 1942

    John Irving, novelist (The World According to Garp).

  • 1931

    Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary General of the Soviet Union. Responsible for restructuring the Soviet economy (perestroika) and openness and information (glasnost).

  • 1930

    Novelist D.H. Lawrence dies of tuberculosis in a sanitarium in Vence, France, at the age of 45.

  • 1923

    Doc Watson, singer and guitarist.

  • In Italy, Mussolini admits that women have a right to vote, but declares that the time is not right.

  • 1917

    Congress passes the Jones Act making Puerto Rico a territory of the United States and makes the inhabitants U.S. citizens.

  • 1908

    Gabriel Lippman introduces the new three-dimensional color photography at the Academy of Sciences.

  • An international conference on arms reduction opens in London.

  • 1904

    Theodor Seuss Geisel [Dr. Seuss], author of numerous children’s books including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.

  • Henry Dreyfuss, industrial designer of everything from telephones to the interior of the Boeing 707.

  • 1901

    Congress passes the Platt amendment, which limits Cuban autonomy as a condition for withdrawal of U.S. troops.

  • 1900

    Kurt Weill, German-born composer (The Threepenny Opera).

  • 1896

    Bone Mizell, the famed cowboy of Florida, is sentenced to two years of hard labor in the state pen for cattle rustling. He would only serve a small portion of the sentence.

  • 1889

    Congress passes the Indian Appropriations Bill, proclaiming unassigned lands in the public domain; the first step toward the famous Oklahoma Land Rush.

  • 1877

    Rutherford B. Hayes is declared president by one vote the day before the inauguration.

  • 1867

    The first Reconstruction Act is passed by Congress.

  • 1865

    President Abraham Lincoln rejects Confederate General Robert E. Lee‘s plea for peace talks, demanding unconditional surrender.

  • 1853

    The Territory of Washington is organized.

  • 1836

    Texas declares independence from Mexico on Sam Houston’s 43rd birthday.

  • 1829

    Carl Schurz, Civil War general, political reformer and anti-imperialist.

  • 1815

    To put an end to robberies by the Barbary pirates, the United States declares war on Algiers.

  • 1810

    Leo XIII, 256th Roman Catholic Pope.

  • 1797

    The Directory of Great Britain authorizes vessels of war to board and seize neutral vessels, particularly if the ships are American.

  • 1793

    Sam Houston, president of Texas, later Texas senator and governor.

  • 1781

    Maryland ratifies the Articles of Confederation. She is the last state to sign.

  • 1776

    Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston.