What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on March 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
    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 3

  • 1999

    Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky appears on national television to explain her affair with President Bill Clinton.

  • 1973

    Japan discloses its first defense plan since World War II.

  • 1969

    Sirhan Sirhan testifies in a court in Los Angeles that he killed Robert Kennedy.

  • 1952

    The U.S. Supreme Court upholds New York’s Feinberg Law banning Communist teachers in the United States.

  • 1945

    Finland declares war on the Axis.

  • 1942

    The RAF raids the industrial suburbs of Paris.

  • 1941

    Moscow denounces the Axis rule in Bulgaria.

  • 1940

    A Nazi air raid kills 108 on a British liner in the English Channel.

  • 1939

    In Bombay, Gandhi begins a fast to protest the state’s autocratic rule.

  • 1931

    President Herbert Hoover signs a bill that makes Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner,” the national anthem.

  • 1927

    Nicolas Freeling, crime writer.

  • 1926

    James Merrill, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet (Divine Comedies).

  • 1923

    The first issue of Time magazine is published. It’s editor, Henry R. Luce, is just out of Yale.

  • 1920

    Robert Searle, cartoonist.

  • 1919

    Boeing flies the first U.S. international airmail from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Washington.

  • 1918

    Arthur Kornberg, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist.

  • The Soviets and Germany sign a peace treaty at Brest-Litovsk depriving the Soviets of White Russia.

  • 1916

    Robert Whitehead, Broadway producer (Bus Stop, A Man for All Seasons).

  • 1911

    Jean Harlow, (Hell’s Angels, Dinner at Eight).

  • 1905

    The Russian Czar agrees to create an elected assembly.

  • 1895

    Matthew Ridgway, U.S. Army leader in World War II and Korea.

  • 1878

    Russia and the Ottomans sign the Treaty of San Stefano, granting independence to Serbia.

  • 1877

    Rutherford B. Hayes, the republican governor of Ohio is elected president, his election confirmed by an electoral commission after disputed election the previous November.

  • 1873

    William Green, President of the American Federation of Labor.

  • 1863

    President Abraham Lincoln signs the conscription act compelling U.S. citizens to report for duty in the Civil War or pay $300.00.

  • 1861

    The serfs of Russia are emancipated by Alexander II as part of a program of westernization.

  • 1857

    Under pretexts, Britain and France declare war on China.

  • 1847

    Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the first telephone as well as other devices.

  • 1845

    Florida becomes the 27th U.S. state.

  • 1831

    George M. Pullman, inventor of the railway sleeping car.

  • 1817

    The first commercial steamboat route from Louisville to New Orleans is opened.

  • 1803

    The first impeachment trial of a U.S. Judge, John Pickering, begins.

  • 1791

    Congress passes a resolution authorizing the U.S. Mint; legislation creating the mint will be passed on Apr. 2, 1792.