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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 21, 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 21

  • 1984

    A Soviet submarine crashes into the USS Kitty Hawk off the coast of Japan.

  • 1980

    President Jimmy Carter announces to the U.S. Olympic Team that they will not participate in the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow as a boycott against Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.

  • 1975

    As North Vietnamese forces advance, Hue and other northern towns in South Vietnam are evacuated.

  • 1971

    Two U.S. platoons in Vietnam refuse their orders to advance.

  • 1965

    The United States launches Ranger 9, last in a series of unmanned lunar explorations.

  • 1963

    Alcatraz Island, the federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay, California, closes.

  • 1951

    Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall reports that the U.S. military has doubled to 2.9 million since the start of the Korean War.

  • 1941

    The last Italian post in East Libya, North Africa, falls to the British.

  • 1939

    Singer Kate Smith records “God Bless America” for Victor Records.

  • 1928

    President Calvin Coolidge presents the Congressional Medal of Honor to Charles Lindbergh, a captain in the US Army Air Corps Reserve, for making the first solo trans-Atlantic flight. On June 11, 1927, Lindbergh had received the first Distinguished Flying Cross ever awarded.

  • 1918

    The Germans launch the ‘Michael’ offensive, better remembered as the First Battle of the Somme.

  • 1910

    The U.S. Senate grants ex-President Teddy Roosevelt an annual pension of $10,000.

  • 1908

    Frenchman Henri Farman carries a passenger in a bi-plane for the first time.

  • 1906

    Ohio passes a law that prohibits hazing by fraternities.

  • 1885

    Raoul Lufbery, French-born American fighter pilot of World War I.

  • 1869

    Florenz Ziegfeld, producer, creator of Ziegfeld Follies.

  • Albert Kahn, architect who originated modern factory design.

  • 1865

    The Battle of Bentonville, N.C. ends, marking the last Confederate attempt to stop Union General William Sherman.

  • 1858

    British forces in India lift the siege of Lucknow, ending the Indian Mutiny.

  • 1851

    Emperor Tu Duc orders that Christian priests are to put to death.

  • 1806

    Benito Juarez, President of Mexico.

  • Lewis and Clark begin their trip home after an 8,000 mile trek of the Mississippi basin and the Pacific Coast.

  • 1788

    Almost the entire city of New Orleans, Louisiana, is destroyed by fire.

  • 1685

    Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer.

  • 1617

    Pocahontas (Rebecca Rolfe) dies of either small pox or pneumonia while in England with her husband, John Rolfe.

  • 1556

    Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is burned at the stake at Oxford after retracting the last of seven recantations that same day.

  • 630

    Heraclius restores the True Cross, which he has recaptured from the Persians.