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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 July 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
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on July 6

  • 1982

    President Ronald Reagan agrees to contribute U.S. troops to the peacekeeping unit in Beirut.

  • 1945

    Operation Overcast begins in Europe–moving Austrian and German scientists and their equipment to the United States.

  • B-29 Superfortress bombers attack Honshu, Japan, using new fire-bombing techniques.

  • 1944

    Lieutenant Jackie Robinson of the U.S. Army, while riding a civilian bus from Camp Hoo, Texas, refuses to give up his seat to a white man.

  • 1935

    The 14th Dalai Lama [Tenzin Gyatso], Tibetan religious leader, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • 1927

    Bill Haley, rock ‘n’ roll musician.

  • 1921

    Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan.

  • 1910

    Dorothy Kirsten, opera singer.

  • 1885

    Louis Pasteur gives the first successful anti-rabies inoculation.

  • 1854

    The Republican Party is officially organized in Jackson, Michigan.

  • 1836

    French General Thomas Bugeaud defeats Abd al-Kader’s forces beside the Sikkak River in Algeria.

  • 1835

    John Marshall, the third chief justice of the Supreme Court, dies at the age of 79. Two days later, while tolling in his honor in Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell cracks.

  • 1788

    10,000 troops are called out in Paris as unrest mounts in the poorer districts over poverty and lack of food.

  • 1770

    The entire Ottoman fleet is destroyed by the Russians at the Battle of Chesma.

  • 1747

    John Paul Jones, naval hero of the American Revolution.

  • 1685

    James II defeats James, the Duke of Monmouth, at the Battle of Sedgemoor, the last major battle to be fought on English soil.

  • 1536

    Jacques Cartier returns to France after discovering the St. Lawrence River in Canada.

  • 1535

    Sir Thomas More is beheaded in England for refusing to swear allegiance to King Henry VIII as head of the Church.

  • 1519

    Charles of Spain is elected Holy Roman emperor in Barcelona.

  • 1415

    Jan Hus, a Czech who spoke out against Church corruption, is burned at the stake as a heretic.