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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 20, 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 Bolsheviks of the Soviet Union ask for American aid to rebuild their army.

Famous birthdays


Dame Vera Lynn , British singer.

more events on March 20

  • 1987

    The United State approves AZT, a drug that is proven to slow the progress of AIDS.

  • 1982

    U.S. scientists return from Antarctica with the first land mammal fossils found there.

  • 1976

    Patty Hearst is convicted of armed robbery.

  • 1969

    Senator Edward Kennedy calls on the United States to close all bases in Taiwan.

  • 1965

    President Lyndon B. Johnson orders 4,000 troops to protect the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.

  • 1957

    Shelton ‘Spike’ Lee, film director (Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X).

  • 1943

    The Allies attack Field Marshall Erwin Rommel‘s forces on the Mareth Line in North Africa.

  • 1940

    The British Royal Air Force conducts an all-night air raid on the Nazi airbase at Sylt, Germany.

  • 1939

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt names William O. Douglas to the Supreme Court.

  • 1932

    The German dirigible, Graf Zepplin, makes the first flight to South America on regular schedule.

  • 1928

    Fred Rogers, television performer (Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood).

  • 1925

    John Ehrlichman, White House advisor to President Nixon.

  • 1922

    Raymond Walter Goulding, Radio comedian of Bob and Ray fame.

  • President Warren G. Harding orders U.S. troops back from the Rhineland.

  • 1918

    The Bolsheviks of the Soviet Union ask for American aid to rebuild their army.