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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 17, 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.

more events on March 17

  • 1992

    White South Africans approve constitutional reforms giving legal equality to blacks.

  • 1985

    President Ronald Reagan agrees to a joint study with Canada on acid rain.

  • 1973

    First POWs are released from the “Hanoi Hilton” in Hanoi, North Vietnam.

  • Twenty are killed in Cambodia when a bomb goes off that was meant for the Cambodian President Lon Nol.

  • 1972

    Nixon asks Congress to halt busing in order to achieve desegregation.

  • 1970

    The Army charges 14 officers with suppression of facts in the My Lai massacre case.

  • 1966

    A U.S. submarine locates a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean.

  • 1962

    The Soviet Union asks the United States to pull out of South Vietnam.

  • 1961

    The United States increases military aid and technicians to Laos.

  • 1959

    The 14th Dalai Lama flees Tibet and goes to India.

  • 1944

    The U.S. Eighth Air Force bombs Vienna.

  • 1942

    The Nazis begin deporting Jews to the Belsen camp.

  • 1930

    Mob boss Al Capone is released from jail.

  • 1924

    Four Douglas army aircraft leave Los Angeles for an around the world flight.

  • 1919

    Nat “King” Cole, American jazz pianist and singer.

  • 1914

    Russia increases the number of active duty military from 460,000 to 1,700,000.

  • 1910

    The Camp Fire Girls are founded in Lake Sebago, Maine.

  • 1905

    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, marries Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York.

  • 1902

    Bobby Jones, American golfer.

  • 1891

    The British steamer Utopia sinks off the coast of Gibraltar.

  • 1886

    Twenty African Americans are killed in the Carrollton Massacre in Mississippi.

  • 1884

    John Joseph Montgomery makes the first glider flight in Otay, Calif.

  • 1868

    The first postage stamp canceling machine patent is issued.

  • 1846

    Kate Greenway, painter and illustrator (Mother Goose).

  • 1832

    Daniel Conway Moncure, U.S. clergyman, author, abolitionist

  • 1828

    Patrick R. Cleburne, Confederate general.

  • 1799

    Napoleon Bonaparte and his army reach Mediterranean seaport of St. Jean d’Acra, only to find British warships ready to break his siege of the town.

  • 1776

    British forces evacuate from Boston to Nova Scotia.

  • 1766

    Britain repeals the Stamp Act.