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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 22, 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


Congress passes laws prohibiting slave trade with foreign countries although slavery remains legal in the United States.

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Randolph Caldecott, illustrator.

more events on March 22

  • 1990

    A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, finds Captain Hazelwood not guilty in the Valdez oil spill.

  • 1974

    The Viet Cong propose a new truce with the United States and South Vietnam, which includes general elections.

  • 1972

    The U.S. Senate passes the Equal Rights Amendment. The amendment fails to achieve ratification.

  • 1968

    President Lyndon Johnson names General William Westmoreland as Army Chief of Staff.

  • 1954

    The London gold market reopens for the first time since 1939.

  • 1948

    Andrew Lloyd Webber, British composer (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats)

  • The United States announces a land reform plan for Korea.

  • 1946

    First U.S. built rocket to leave the Earth’s atmosphere reaches a 50-mile height.

  • 1935

    Persia is renamed Iran.

  • 1933

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill legalizing the sale and possession of beer and wine.

  • 1930

    Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist (A Little Night Music, Passion).

  • 1923

    Marcel Marceau, French mime.

  • 1919

    The first international airline service is inaugurated on a weekly schedule between Paris and Brussels.

  • 1915

    A German Zepplin makes a night raid on Paris railway stations.

  • 1908

    Louis L’Amour, American Western novelist.