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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 September 03, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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


Frederick Douglass escapes slavery disguised as a sailor. He would later write The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, his memoirs about slave life.

Famous birthdays


Louis H. Sullivan, architect who gained fame for his design of the Chicago Auditorium Theater.

more events on September 3

  • 2001

    Protestant loyalists in Belfast, Ireland, begin an 11-week picket of the Holy Cross Catholic school for girls, sparking rioting.

  • 1994

    Russia and China sign a demarcation agreement to end dispute over a stretch of their border and agree they will no longer target each other with nuclear weapons.

  • 1989

    US begins shipping military aircraft and weapons to Columbia for use against that country’s drug lords.

  • 1981

    Fearne Cotton, English radio and television presenter.

  • Egypt arrests some 1,500 opponents of the government.

  • 1976

    Ashley Jones, actress (True Blood and The Young and the Restless TV series).

  • The unmanned US spacecraft Viking 2 lands on Mars, takes first close-up, color photos of the planet’s surface.

  • 1969

    Ho Chi Minh, the leader of North Vietnam, dies.

  • 1967

    Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Thieu is elected president of South Vietnam.

  • 1965

    Charlie Sheen (Carlos Irwin Estevez), actor (Platoon, Two and a Half Men TV series).

  • 1964

    Adam Curry, co-founder of Mevio, Inc., Internet entertainment company.

  • 1949

    Petros VII (Petros Papapetrou), Greek Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa (1997–2004).

  • 1945

    General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Japanese commander of the Philippines, surrenders to Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright at Baguio.

  • 1944

    The U.S. Seventh Army captures Lyons, France.

  • 1943

    British troops invade Italy, landing at Calabria.