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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 January 06, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

more events on January 6

  • 2014

    US Senate confirms Janet Yellen as the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve Bank in the central bank’s 100-year history.

  • 2005

    Former Ku Klux Klan organizer Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi.

  • 2001

    In one of the closest Presidential elections in U.S. history, George W. Bush was finally declared the winner of the bitterly contested 2000 Presidential elections more than five weeks after the election due to the disputed Florida ballots.

  • 1987

    Astronomers report sighting a new galaxy 12 billion light years away.

  • 1967

    Over 16,000 U.S. and 14,000 Vietnamese troops start their biggest attack on the Iron Triangle, northwest of Saigon.

  • 1958

    Moscow announces a reduction in its armed forces by 300,000.

  • 1957

    Nancy Lopez, pro golfer; won LPGA Championship (1978, 1985) and Mazda LPGA Championship (1989).

  • 1946

    Syd Barrett, musician, singer, songwriter; founding member of the band Pink Floyd.

  • Ho Chi Minh wins in the Vietnamese elections.

  • 1945

    Boeing B-29 bombers in the Pacific strike new blows on Tokyo and Nanking.

  • 1944

    Bonnie Franklin, actress (One Day at a Time TV series).

  • 1941

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks Congress to support the Lend-lease Bill to help supply the Allies.

  • 1937

    Lou Holtz, college football coach; television sports commentator.

  • The United States bans the shipment of arms to war-torn Spain.

  • 1935

    Queen Margarita of Bulgaria (Dona Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela).

  • 1924

    Earl Scruggs, musician; popularized the finger-picking style of banjo playing; blended rock and bluegrass.

  • 1921

    The U.S. Navy orders the sale of 125 flying boats to encourage commercial aviation.

  • 1919

    Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, dies at the age of 60 in his home at Sagamore Hill, New York.

  • 1918

    Germany acknowledges Finland’s independence.

  • 1913

    Loretta Young, actress; won Academy Award for The Farmer’s Daughter (1947).

  • 1912

    Danny Thomas, actor, producer, philanthropist; founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • New Mexico becomes the 47th U.S. state of the Union.

  • 1910

    Union leaders ask President William H. Taft to investigate U.S. Steel’s practices.

  • 1904

    Japanese railway authorities in Korea refuse to transport Russian troops.

  • 1900

    Maria of Romania, Queen of Yugoslavia; wife of King Alexander.

  • 1899

    Heinz Nordhoff, German engineer, named managing director of the Volkswagen plant at Wolfsburg after World War II; under his leadership the Volkswagen Beetle became a worldwide phenomenon.

  • 1882

    Sam Rayburn, U.S. Congressman from Texas & Speaker of the House (1940-46, 1949-53).

  • 1878

    Carl Sandburg, U.S. journalist, poet and biographer.

  • 1861

    The Governor of Maryland, Thomas Hicks, announces his opposition to the state’s possible secession from the Union.

  • 1811

    Charles Sumner, anti-slavery senator from Massachusetts.

  • 1540

    Henry VIII of England marries his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. The marriage will last six months.

  • 1412

    Joan of Arc, French Saint and national heroine.

  • 1367

    Richard II, son of Edward the Black Prince.

  • 1066

    Harold Godwineson is crowned King Harold II – King of England.