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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 31, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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.

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President Jimmy Carter deregulates the banking industry.

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John Harrison, Englishman who invented the chronometer.

more events on March 31

  • 1991

    Albania offers a multi-party election for the first time in 50 years.

  • 1980

    President Jimmy Carter deregulates the banking industry.

  • 1970

    U.S. forces in Vietnam down a MIG-21, the first since September 1968.

  • 1967

    President Lyndon Johnson signs the Consular Treaty, the first bi-lateral pact with the Soviet Union since the Bolshevik Revolution.

  • 1966

    An estimated 200,000 anti-war demonstrators march in New York City.

  • 1960

    The South African government declares a state of emergency after demonstrations lead to the deaths of more than 50 Africans.

  • 1954

    The siege of Dien Bien Phu, the last French outpost in Vietnam, begins after the Viet Minh realize it cannot be taken by direct assault.

  • 1949

    Winston Churchill declares that the A-bomb was the only thing that kept the Soviet Union from taking over Europe.

  • 1948

    Al Gore, Vice President to President William J. Clinton (1993-2001).

  • The Soviet Union begins controlling the Western trains headed toward Berlin.

  • 1945

    The United States and Britain bar a Soviet supported provisional regime in Warsaw from entering the U.N. meeting in San Francisco.

  • 1941

  • 1940

    La Guardia airport in New York officially opens to the public.

  • 1939

  • 1936

    Marge Piercy, poet and novelist.