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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 05, 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.

What happened today


James Monroe becomes the first president to be inaugurated on March 5, only because the 4th was a Sunday.

Famous birthdays


Henry II, King of England (1133-1189).

more events on March 5

  • 1984

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that cities have the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Christmas display.

  • 1976

    Britain gives up on the Ulster talks and decides to retain rule in Northern Ireland indefinitely.

  • 1969

    Gustav Heinemann is elected West German President.

  • 1956

    The U.S. Supreme Court affirms the ban on segregation in public schools in Brown vs. Board of Education.

  • 1948

    Leslie Marmon Silko, writer (Ceremony).

  • 1946

    In Fulton, Missouri, Winston Churchill tells a crowd that “an iron curtain has descended on the Continent [of Europe].”

  • 1943

    In desperation due to war losses, fifteen and sixteen year olds are called up for military service in the German army.

  • 1938

    Lynn Margulis, biologist.

  • 1933

    Hitler and Nationalist allies win the Reichstag majority. It will be the last free election in Germany until after World War II.

  • Newly inaugurated President Franklin D. Roosevelt halts the trading of gold and declares a bank holiday.

  • 1928

    Hitler‘s National Socialists win the majority vote in Bavaria.

  • 1918

    The Soviets move the capital of Russia from Petrograd to Moscow.

  • 1912

    The Italians become the first to use dirigibles for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance flights behind Turkish lines west of Tripoli.

  • 1908

    Rex Harrison, actor.

  • 1905

    Russians begin to retreat from Mukden in Manchuria, China.