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 December 06, 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 December 6

  • 2006

    NASA reveals photographs from Mars Global Surveyor that suggest the presence of water on the red planet.

  • 1992

    The Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India, is destroyed during a riot that started as a political protest.

  • 1976

    Democrat Tip O’Neill is elected speaker of the House of Representatives. He will serve the longest consecutive term as speaker.

  • 1975

    A Provisional IRA unit takes a couple hostage in Balcombe Street, London, and a 6-day siege begins.

  • 1973

    US House of Representatives confirms Gerald Ford as Vice-President of the United States, 387–35.

  • 1971

    Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India after New Delhi recognizes the state of Bangladesh.

  • 1969

    Hells Angels, hired to provide security at a Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in California, beat to death concert-goer Meredith Hunter.

  • 1967

    Judd Apatow, film producer, director, screenwriter (Bridesmaids).

  • Adrian Kantrowitz performs first human heart transplant in the US.

  • 1957

     Vanguard TV3 explodes on the launchpad, thwarting the first US attempt to launch a satellite into Earth’s orbit.

  • 1952

    Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist.

  • Charles Bronson (Michael Gordon Peterson), criminal often called “the most violent prisoner in Britain” by the British Press.

  • 1948

    JoBeth Williams, actress, director (Poltergeist, The Big Chill); current (2013) president of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

  • The “Pumpkin Spy Papers” are found on the Maryland farm of Whittaker Chambers. They become evidence that State Department employee Alger Hiss is spying for the Soviet Union.

  • 1947

    Florida’s Everglades National Park is established.

  • 1945

    The United States extends a $3 billion loan to Great Britain to help compensate for the termination of the Lend-Lease agreement.

  • 1942

    Peter Handke, playwright and poet.

  • 1941

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt issues a personal appeal to Emperor Hirohito to use his influence to avoid war.

  • 1939

    Britain agrees to send arms to Finland, which is fighting off a Soviet invasion.

  • 1938

    France and Germany sign a treaty of friendship.

  • 1934

    American Ambassador Davis says Japan is a grave security threat in the Pacific.

  • 1922

    Benito Mussolini threatens Italian newspapers with censorship if they keep reporting “false” information.

  • 1921

    Ireland’s 26 southern counties become independent from Britain forming the Irish Free State.

  • 1920

    Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist and composer.

  • 1917

    The Bolsheviks imprison Czar Nicholas II and his family in Tobolsk.

  • 1906

    Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge flies a powered, man-carrying kite that carries him 168 feet in the air for seven minutes at Baddeck, Nova Scotia.

  • 1901

    Eliot Porter, nature photographer.

  • 1898

    Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist and sociologist.

  • Alfred Eisenstaedt, photojournalist.

  • 1896

    Ira Gershwin, American lyricist and musical collaborator with his brother George.

  • 1886

    Joyce Kilmer, American poet, best known for “Trees.”

  • 1877

    Thomas A. Edison makes the first sound recording when he recites “Mary had a Little Lamb” into his phonograph machine.

  • 1876

    Jack McCall is convicted for the murder of Wild Bill Hickok and sentenced to hang.

  • 1865

    The 13th Amendment is ratified, abolishing slavery.

  • 1863

    The monitor Weehawken sinks in Charleston Harbor.

  • 1862

    President Abraham Lincoln orders the hanging of 39 of the 303 convicted Indians who participated in the Sioux Uprising in Minnesota. They are to be hanged on December 26.

  • 1861

    Union General George G. Meade leads a foraging expedition to Gunnell’s farm near Dranesville, Virginia.

  • 1812

    The majority of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grand Armeé staggers into Vilna, Lithuania, ending the failed Russian campaign.

  • 1776

    Phi Beta Kappa, the first scholastic fraternity, is founded at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg.

  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Santo Domingo in search of gold.

  • 1421

    Henry VI, the youngest king of England to accede to the throne (only 269 days old).