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 12, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    300
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    24
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    258
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    44

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


What happened today

1939

Pius XII is elected the new pope in Rome.

Famous birthdays

1946

Patricia Hampl, poet and memoirist (A Romantic Education, Virgin Time).

more events on March 12

  • 1994

    The Church of England ordains women priests.

  • 1985

    The United States and the Soviet Union begin arms control talks in Geneva.

  • 1984

    Lebanese President Gemayel opens the second meeting in five years calling for the end to nine-years of war.

  • 1959

    The U.S. House of Representatives joins the Senate in approving the statehood of Hawaii.

  • 1946

    Patricia Hampl, poet and memoirist (A Romantic Education, Virgin Time).

  • 1945

    Diarist Anne Frank dies in a German concentration camp.

  • 1944

    Great Britain bars all travel to neutral Ireland, which is suspected of collaborating with Nazi Germany.

  • 1939

    Pius XII is elected the new pope in Rome.

  • 1938

    German troops enter Austria without firing a shot, forming the anschluss (union) of Austria and Germany.

  • 1933

    President Roosevelt makes the first of his Sunday evening fireside chats.

  • President Paul von Hindenburg drops the flag of the German Republic and orders that the swastika and empire banner be flown side by side.

  • 1930

    Gandhi begins his march to the sea to symbolizes his defiance of British rule in India.

  • 1928

    Edward Albee, American dramatist (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf).

  • 1922

    Jack Kerouac, American novelist (On the Road).

  • 1917

    Russian troops mutiny as the “February Revolution” begins.