What happened on your birthday?

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.

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.

  • 1942

    Alan Charles “Al” Jardine, musician, composer, vocalist, member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; founding member of the band The Beach Boys.

  • 1939

    The British passenger ship Athenia is sunk by a German submarine in the Atlantic, with 30 Americans among those killed. American Secretary of State Cordell Hull warns Americans to avoid travel to Europe unless absolutely necessary.

  • After Germany ignores Great Britain’s ultimatum to stop the invasion of Poland, Great Britain declares war on Germany, marking the beginning of World War II in Europe.

  • 1932

    Eileen Brennan, actress; won Golden Globe and Emmy for her role in the TV adaptation of Private Benjamin.

  • 1931

    Albert Henry DeSalvo, a serial killer and rapist known as the “Boston Strangler”; though he confessed to 13 murders, debate continues over which crimes he actually committed.

  • 1927

    Hugh Sidey, news correspondent and author of John F. Kennedy, President.

  • 1918

    The United States recognizes the nation of Czechoslovakia.

  • 1916

    The German Somme front is broken by an Allied offensive.

  • 1914

    Dixie Lee Ray, Chair of the Atomic Energy Commission who received the U.N. Peace Prize in 1977.

  • The French capital is moved from Paris to Bordeaux as the Battle of the Marne begins.

  • 1907

    Carl Anderson, physicist and 1936 Nobel prize winner for his discovery of the positron.

  • 1895

    The first professional American football game is played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania between the Latrobe Young Men’s Christian Association and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe wins 12-0.

  • 1894

    Richard Niebuhr, theologian.

  • 1875

    Ferdinand Porsche, automotive engineer, designer of the Volkswagen in 1934 and the Porsche sports car in 1950.

  • 1856

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

  • 1855

    General William Harney defeats Little Thunder’s Brule Sioux at the Battle of Blue Water in Nebraska.

  • 1849

    Sarah Orne Jewett, author (Tales of New England, The Country of the Pointed Firs).

  • 1838

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

  • 1783

    The Treaty of Paris is signed by Great Britain and the new United States, formally bringing the American Revolution to an end.

  • 1777

    The American flag (stars & stripes), approved by Congress on June 14th, is carried into battle for the first time by a force under General William Maxwell.

  • 1650

    The English under Cromwell defeat a superior Scottish army under David Leslie at the Battle of Dunbar.

  • 1346

    Edward III of England begins the siege of Calais, along the coast of France.

  • 1260

    Mamelukes under Sultan Qutuz defeat Mongols and Crusaders at Ain Jalut.

  • 1189

    After the death of Henry II, Richard Lionheart is crowned king of England.