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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 15, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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


Maine is admitted as the 23rd state.

Famous birthdays


Emil von Behring, first recipient of the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1901.

more events on March 15

  • 1991

    Four Los Angeles police are charged in the beating of Rodney King.

  • 1968

    The U.S. mint halts the practice of buying and selling gold.

  • 1967

    President Lyndon Johnson names Ellsworth Bunker as the new ambassador to Saigon. Bunker replaces Lodge.

  • 1965

    Gamal Abdel Nasser is re-elected Egyptian President.

  • 1960

    Ten nations meet in Geneva to discuss disarmament.

  • 1956

    The first performance of My Fair Lady, starring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison, takes place on Broadway.

  • 1955

    The U.S. Air Force unveils the first self-guided missile.

  • 1951

    French General de Lattre demands that Paris send him more troops for the fight in Indochina.

  • 1949

    Almost four years after the end of World War II, clothes rationing in Great Britain ends.

  • 1944

    Cassino, Italy is destroyed by Allied bombing.

  • 1939

    Germany occupies Bohemia and Moravia, Czechoslovakia.

  • 1935

    Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda bans four Berlin newspapers.

  • 1934

    Henry Ford restores the $5-a-day wage.

  • 1933

    Ruth Bader Ginsberg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

  • 1916

    Harry James, American band leader and trumpet player.