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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 October 03, 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


Germany conducts the first successful test flight of a V-2 missile, which flies perfectly over a 118-mile course.

Famous birthdays


Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel) not to be confused with American novelist Tom Wolfe (The Right Stuff).

more events on October 3

  • 2008

    The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase distressed assets of financial corporations and supply cash directly to banks to keep them afloat.

  • 1995

    Former pro football star and actor O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, ending what many called “the Trial of the Century.”.

  • 1993

    Battle of Mogadishu, in which 18 US soldiers and some 1,000 Somalis are killed during an attempt to capture officials of the warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s organization.

  • 1990

    After 40 years of division, East and West Germany are reunited as one nation.

  • 1989

    Art Shell becomes the first African American to coach a professional football team, the Los Angeles Raiders.

  • 1985

    The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight.

  • 1963

    A violent coup in Honduras ends a period of political reform and ushers in two decades of military rule.

  • 1955

    Two children’s television programs and a family sitcom all destined to become classics debut: Captain Kangaroo, Mickey Mouse Club, and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

  • 1954

    Al Sharpton, African-American minister, civil rights activist, TV and radio talk show host; unsuccessful candidate for Democratic nomination for the US presidency in 2004.

  • 1952

    The UK successfully conducts a nuclear weapon, becoming the world’s third nuclear power

  • 1951

    A “shot is heard around the world” when New York Giants outfielder Bobby Thomson hits a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers to win the National League pennant.

  • 1944

    German troops evacuate Athens, Greece.

  • 1942

    Germany conducts the first successful test flight of a V-2 missile, which flies perfectly over a 118-mile course.

  • 1941

    Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans), singer, songwriter who popularized the dance The Twist; Billboard magazine ranked “The Twist” as the most popular single in its Hot 100 since the list’s debut in 1958.

  • The Maltese Falson, starring Humphrey Bogart as detective Sam Spade, opens.