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 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.

What happened today


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

Famous birthdays


Janet Flanner, writer ("Letter from Paris").

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

    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.