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
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

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.

  • 1912

    Juliet Low founds the Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia.

  • 1911

    Dr. Fletcher of the Rockefeller Institute discovers the cause of infantile paralysis.

  • 1909

    British Parliament increases naval appropriations for Great Britain.

  • 1903

    The Czar of Russia issues a decree providing for nominal freedom of religion throughout the land.

  • 1894

    Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.

  • 1890

    Vaslav Nijinsky, Russian ballet dancer.

  • 1884

    Mississippi establishes the first U.S. state college for women.

  • 1879

    The British Zulu War begins.

  • 1863

    President Jefferson Davis delivers his State of the Confederacy address.

  • 1862

    Jane Delano, nurse, teacher, founder of the Red Cross.

  • 1858

    Adolph Simon Ochs, publisher of The New York Times.

  • 1809

    Great Britain signs a treaty with Persia forcing the French out of the country.

  • 1789

    The United States Post Office is established.

  • 1664

    New Jersey becomes a British colony.

  • 1609

    The Bermuda Islands become an English colony.

  • 1554

    Richard Hooker, English theologian (Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity).

  • 1507

    Cesare Borgia dies while fighting alongside his brother, the king of Navarre, in Spain.

  • 1496

    The Jews are expelled from Syria.