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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 27, 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 27

  • 1977

    In aviation’s worst disaster yet, 582 die when a KLM Pan Am 747 crashes.

  • 1976

    Washington, D.C. opens its subway system.

  • 1958

    The United States announces a plan to explore space near the moon.

  • 1952

    Elements of the U.S. Eighth Army reach the 38th parallel in Korea, the original dividing line between the two Koreas.

  • 1945

    General Dwight Eisenhower declares that the German defenses on the Western Front have been broken.

  • 1944

    Thousands of Jews are murdered in Kaunas, Lithuania. The Gestapo shoots forty Jewish policemen in the Riga, Latvia ghetto.

  • One thousand Jews leave Drancy, France for the Auschwitz concentration camp.

  • 1942

    The British raid the Nazi submarine base at St. Nazaire, France.

  • 1941

    Takeo Yoshikawa arrives in Oahu, Hawaii, to begin spying for Japan on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor.

  • 1933

    Some 55,000 people stage a protest against Hitler in New York.

  • 1924

    Sarah Vaughan, jazz singer.

  • 1923

    Louis Simpson, Pultizer Prize-winning poet.

  • 1914

    Budd Schulberg, journalist, novelist and screenwriter (What Makes Sammy Run).

  • 1912

    The first cherry blossom trees, a gift from Japan, are planted in Washington, D.C.

  • 1910

    John Robinson Pierce, the father of communications satellites.

  • 1906

    Pee Wee Russell, jazz clarinetist.

  • 1900

    The London Parliament passes the War Loan Act, which gives 35 million pounds to the Boer War cause.

  • 1899

    The Italian inventor G. Marconi achieves the first international radio transmission between England and France.

  • 1884

    The first long-distance telephone call is made from Boston to New York.

  • 1879

    Edward Steichen, pioneer of American photography.

  • 1866

    President Andrew Johnson vetoes the civil rights bill, which later becomes the 14th amendment.

  • 1863

    Sir Henry Royce, cofounder of the Rolls-Royce automotive company.

  • 1845

    Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, German physicist, accidentally discovered X-rays.

  • 1836

    The Mexican army massacres Texan rebels at Goliad.

  • 1814

    U.S. troops under Gen. Andrew Jackson inflict a crushing defeat on the Creek Indians at Horshoe Bend in Northern Alabama.

  • 1813

    Nathaniel Currier, lithographer for Currier and Ives.

  • 1809

    Georges-Eugene Haussmann, French town planner, designed modern-day Paris.

  • 1802

    The Treaty of Amiens is signed, ending the French Revolutionary War.

  • 1785

    Louis XVII, pretender to the throne during the French Revolution.

  • 1512

    Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sights Florida.

  • 1350

    While besieging Gibraltar, Alfonso XI of Castile dies of the black death.