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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.

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.

  • 1907

    James Gavin, U.S. Army general of the 82nd Airborne Division in WWII.

  • Russians troops complete the evacuation of Manchuria in the face of advancing Japanese forces.

  • 1904

    The first color photograph is published in the London Daily Illustrated Mirror.

  • 1901

    Japan proclaims that it is determined to keep Russia from encroaching on Korea.

  • 1846

    Randolph Caldecott, illustrator.

  • 1834

    Horace Greeley publishes New Yorker, a weekly literary and news magazine and forerunner of Harold Ross’ more successful The New Yorker.

  • 1797

    Wilhelm I, German emperor (1871-88)

  • 1794

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

  • 1790

    Thomas Jefferson becomes the first U.S. Secretary of State.

  • 1775

    British statesman Edmund Burke makes a speech in the House of Commons, urging the government to adopt a policy of reconciliation with America.

  • 1765

    The Stamp Act is passed, the first direct British tax on the American colonists.

  • 1719

    Frederick William abolishes serfdom on crown property in Prussia.

  • 1664

    Charles II gives large tracts of land from west of the Connecticut River to the east of Delaware Bay in North America to his brother James, the Duke of York.

  • 1630

    The first legislation prohibiting gambling is enacted in Boston.

  • 1622

    Indians attack a group of colonists in the James River area of Virginia, killing 350 residents.

  • 1599

    Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish artist, the namesake of the beard style.