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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 13, 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 13

  • 1991

    Exxon pays $1 billion in fines and costs for the clean-up of the Alaskan oil spill.

  • 1985

    Upon the death of Konstantin Chernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the new leader of the Soviet Union.

  • 1981

    The United States plans to send 15 Green Berets to El Salvador as military advisors.

  • 1974

    Arab nations decide to end the oil embargo on the United States.

  • The U.S. Senate votes 54-33 to restore the death penalty.

  • 1970

    Cambodia orders Hanoi and Viet Cong troops to get out.

  • 1963

    China invites Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev to visit Beijing.

  • 1957

    The FBI arrests Jimmy Hoffa on bribery charges.

  • 1951

    Israel demands $1.5 billion in German reparations for the cost of caring for war refugees.

  • 1943

    Japanese forces end their attack on the American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville.

  • 1942

    The U.S Army K9 Corps is established.

  • Julia Flikke of the Nurse Corps becomes the first woman colonel in the U.S. Army.

  • 1941

    Hitler issues an edict calling for an invasion of the Soviet Union.

  • 1940

    Finland capitulates conditionally to Soviet terms, but maintains its independence.

  • 1935

    A three-thousand-year-old archive is found in Jerusalem confirming biblical history.

  • 1918

    Women are scheduled to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York due to a shortage of men.

  • 1915

    The Germans repel a British Expeditionary Force attack at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in France.

  • 1900

    George Seferis, Greek poet.

  • 1892

    Janet Flanner, writer (“Letter from Paris”).

  • 1886

    Albert William Stevens, balloonist and photographer.

  • 1881

    Czar Alexander II is assassinated when a bomb is thrown at him near his palace.

  • 1868

    The U.S. Senate begins the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.

  • 1861

    Jefferson Davis signs a bill authorizing slaves to be used as soldiers for the Confederacy.

  • 1855

    Percival Lowell, astronomer who predicted the discovery of the planet Pluto.

  • 1798

    Abigail Powers Fillmore, First Lady and wife of Millard Fillmore

  • 1793

    Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin.

  • 1781

    Astronomer William Herschel discovers the planet Uranus, which he names ‘Georgium Sidus,’ in honor of King George III.

  • 1777

    Congress orders its European envoys to appeal to high-ranking foreign officers to send troops to reinforce the American army.

  • 1764

    Charles Earl Grey, British Prime Minister

  • 1733

    Joseph Priestly, scientist credited with the discovery of oxygen.

  • 1660

    A statute is passed limiting the sale of slaves in the colony of Virginia.

  • 1615

    Innocent XII, Roman Catholic Pope

  • 1519

    Hernando Cortez lands in what will become Mexico.

  • 607

    The 12th recorded passage of Halley’s Comet occurs.

  • 483

    St. Felix begins his reign as Catholic Pope.