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 June 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

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

more events on June 6

  • 1985

    The body of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele is located and exhumed near Sao Paolo, Brazil.

  • 1982

    Israel invades southern Lebanon.

  • 1966

    African American James Meredith is shot and wounded while on a solo march in Mississippi to promote voter registration among blacks.

  • 1961

    Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, one of the founders of modern psychiatry, dies.

  • 1944

    D-Day: Operation Overlord lands 400,000 Allied American, British, and Canadian troops on the beaches of Normandy in German-occupied France.

  • 1941

    The U.S. government authorizes the seizure of foreign ships in U.S. ports.

  • 1939

    Marian Wright Edelman, first African-American woman to be admitted to the Mississippi Bar, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund.

  • 1934

    Bill Moyers, American broadcast journalist, press secretary to President Lyndon Johnson.

  • President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Securities Exchange Act, establishing the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • 1930

    Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time.

  • 1925

    Maxine Kumin, poet novelist and children’s author.

  • 1924

    The German Reichstag accepts the Dawes Plan, an American plan to help Germany pay off its war debts.

  • 1918

    U.S. Marines enter combat at the Battle of Belleau Wood.

  • 1907

    Bill Dickey, professional baseball player.

  • 1902

    Jimmie Lunceford, bandleader.

  • 1875

    Thomas Mann, German novelist and essayist, forced into exile by the Nazis.

  • 1872

    Alexandra, the last Russian Czarina.

  • 1868

    Robert F. Scott, British explorer.

  • 1865

    Confederate raider William Quantrill dies from a wound received while escaping a Union patrol near Taylorsville, Kentucky.

  • 1862

    The city of Memphis surrenders to the Union navy after an intense naval engagement on the Mississippi River.

  • 1813

    The United States invasion of Canada is halted at Stony Creek, Ontario.

  • 1799

    Alexander Pushkin, Russian writer (Boris Godunov, The Queen of Spades).

  • 1756

    John Trumbull, American painter.

  • 1755

    Nathan Hale, American revolutionary.

  • 1674

    Sivaji crowns himself King of India.

  • 1641

    Spain loses Portugal.

  • 1606

    Pierre Corneille, French author.

  • 1523

    Gustav Vasa becomes king of Sweden.