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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.

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.

  • 1940

    U.S. Army adopts airborne, or parachute, soldiers. Airborne troops were later used in World War II for landing troops in combat and infiltrating agents into enemy territory.

  • 1938

    Eddie Cochran, influential rock ‘n’ roll pioneer (“Summertime Blues”).

  • 1935

    Charles “Charlie” Duke, the youngest astronaut to walk on the moon (1972); retired from US Air Force as a brigadier general.

  • 1931

    The comic strip Dick Tracy first appears in the New York News.

  • 1929

    The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes officially changes its name to Yugoslavia.

  • 1925

    Gore Vidal, writer (“Myra Breckinridge,” “Burr,” “Lincoln”); one of the screenwriters on the movie Ben Hur (1959).

  • 1916

    James Herriot, Yorkshire veterinarian and author of All Creatures Great and Small.

  • 1906

    The first conference on wireless telegraphy in Berlin adopts SOS as warning signal.

  • 1900

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

  • 1876

    John L. Routt, the Colorado Territory governor, is elected the first state governor of Colorado in the Centennial year of the U.S.

  • 1873

    Captain Jack and three other Modoc Indians are hanged in Oregon for the murder of General Edward Canby.

  • 1862

    At the Battle of Corinth, in Mississippi, a Union army defeats the Confederates.

  • 1800

    George Bancroft, historian, known as the “Father of American History” for his 10-volume A History of the United States.

  • 1776

    Congress borrows five million dollars to halt the rapid depreciation of paper money in the colonies.

  • 1739

    Russia signs a treaty with the Turks, ending a three-year conflict between the two countries.