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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 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.

What happened today


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

Famous birthdays


Peter Handke, playwright and poet.

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.