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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 April 06, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    253
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    312
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    297
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    88

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.


What happened today

1199

English King Richard I is killed by an arrow at the Siege of the Castle of Chalus in France.

Famous birthdays

1929

Andre Previn, pianist and conductor.

more events on April 6

  • 1965

    President Lyndon B. Johnson authorizes the use of ground troops in combat operations.

  • 1941

    German forces invade Greece and Yugoslavia.

  • 1938

    The United States recognizes Nazi Germany’s conquest of Austria.

  • 1937

    Merle Haggard, American country musician.

  • 1929

    Andre Previn, pianist and conductor.

  • 1928

    James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA.

  • 1927

    Gerry Mulligan, jazz saxophonist.

  • 1924

    Four planes leave Seattle on the first successful flight around the world.

  • 1917

    The United States declares war on Germany and enters World War I on Allied side.

  • 1909

    Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson become the first men to reach the North Pole.

  • 1905

    W. Warrick Cardozo, physician, researcher of Sickle Cell Anemia.

  • 1903

    French Army Nationalists are revealed to have forged documents to guarantee a conviction for Alfred Dreyfus.

  • 1896

    The Modern Olympics begin in Athens with eight nations participating.

  • 1866

    Lincoln Joseph Steffens, journalist.

  • 1865

    At the Battle of Sailer’s Creek, a third of Lee‘s army is cut off by Union troops pursuing him to Appomattox.