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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 04, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    275
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    117
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    283
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    47

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.


What happened today

1801

Thomas Jefferson becomes the first President to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.

Famous birthdays

1888

Knute Rockne, football player and coach for Notre Dame.

more events on March 4

  • 1987

    President Reagan takes full responsibility for the Iran-Contra affair in a national address.

  • 1975

    Queen Elizabeth II knights Charlie Chaplin.

  • 1970

    Fifty-seven people are killed as the French submarine Eurydice sinks in the Mediterranean Sea.

  • 1963

    Six people get the death sentence in Paris plotting to kill President Charles de Gaulle.

  • 1952

    North Korea accuses the United nations of using germ warfare.

  • 1944

    Berlin is bombed by the American forces for the first time.

  • 1933

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated to his first term as president in Washington, D.C.

  • 1932

    Miriam Makeba, South African singer.

  • 1928

    Alan Sillitoe, novelist (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner).

  • 1921

    Warren G. Harding is sworn in as America’s 29th President.

  • 1914

    Doctor Fillatre of Paris, France successfully separates Siamese twins.

  • 1912

    The French council of war unanimously votes a mandatory three-year military service.

  • 1908

    The New York board of education bans the act of whipping students in school.

  • 1904

    Ding Ling, Chinese writer and women’s rights activist.

  • Russian troops begin to retreat toward the Manchurian border as 100,000 Japanese advance in Korea.