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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.

What happened today


An international conference on arms reduction opens in London.

Famous birthdays


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

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.