What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on March 25, 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

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

more events on March 25

  • 1986

    President Ronald Reagan orders emergency aid for the Honduran army. U.S. helicopters take Honduran troops to the Nicaraguan border.

  • 1981

    The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador is damaged when gunmen attack, firing rocket propelled grenades and machine guns.

  • 1975

    Hue is lost and Da Nang is endangered by North Vietnamese forces. The United States orders a refugee airlift to remove those in danger.

  • 1970

    The Concorde makes its first supersonic flight.

  • 1969

    John Lennon and Yoko Ono stage a bed-in for peace in Amsterdam.

  • 1965

    Martin Luther King Jr. leads a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, Ala.

  • 1957

    The European Common Market Treaty is signed in Rome. The goal is to create a common market for all products–especially coal and steel.

  • 1954

    RCA manufactures its first color TV set and begins mass production.

  • 1953

    The USS Missouri fires on targets at Kojo, North Korea, the last time her guns fire until the Persian Gulf War of 1992.

  • 1942

    Aretha Franklin, American singer, the “Queen of Soul.”

  • 1941

  • 1940

    The United States agrees to give Britain and France access to all American warplanes.

  • 1934

    Gloria Steinem, political activist, editor.

  • 1931

    Fifty people are killed in riots that break out in India. Mahatma Gandhi was one of many people assaulted.

  • 1925

    (Mary) Flannery O’Connor, novelist and short story writer.

  • 1919

    The Paris Peace Commission adopts a plan to protect nations from the influx of foreign labor.

  • 1915

    The first submarine disaster occurs when a U.S. F-4 sinks off the Hawaiian coast.

  • 1911

    A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, a sweatshop in New York City, claims the lives of 146 workers.

  • 1908

    David Lean, British film director (Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia).

  • 1906

    Alan John Percivale Taylor, English historian.

  • 1905

    Rebel battle flags that were captured during the American Civil War are returned to the South.

  • 1879

    Japan invades the kingdom of Liuqiu (Ryukyu) Islands, formerly a vassal of China.

  • 1868

    Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor.

  • 1867

    Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of Mount Rushmore.

  • 1865

    Confederate forces capture Fort Stedman, during the siege of Petersburg, Va.

  • 1839

    William Bell Wait, educator of the blind.

  • 1813

    The frigate USS Essex flies the first U.S. flag in battle in the Pacific.

  • 1807

    British Parliament abolishes the slave trade.

  • 1797

    John Winebrenner, U.S. clergyman who founded the Church of God.

  • 1776

    The Continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington.

  • 1767

    Joachim Murat, Napoleon‘s brother-in-law who became King of Naples in 1808.

  • 1668

    The first horse race in America takes place.

  • 1655

    Puritans jail Governor Stone after a military victory over Catholic forces in the colony of Maryland.

  • 1634

    Lord Baltimore founds the Catholic colony of Maryland.

  • 708

    Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope.