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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 March 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 March 6

  • 1987

    The British ferry Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in the Channel off the coast of Belgium. At least 26 are dead.

  • 1981

    President Reagan announces plans to cut 37,000 federal jobs.

  • 1980

    Islamic militants in Tehran say that they will turn over the American hostages to the Revolutionary Council.

  • 1975

    Iran and Iraq announce that they have settled the border dispute.

  • 1973

    President Richard Nixon imposes price controls on oil and gas.

  • 1967

    President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his plan to establish a draft lottery.

  • 1965

    The United States announces that it will send 3,500 troops to Vietnam.

  • 1960

    The Swiss grant women the right to vote in municipal elections.

  • 1953

    Upon Josef Stalin’s death, Georgi Malenkov is named Soviet premier.

  • 1948

    During talks in Berlin, the Western powers agree to internationalize the Ruhr region.

  • 1947

    Winston Churchill opposes the withdrawal of troops from India.

  • 1945

    Cologne, Germany, falls to General Courtney Hodges‘ First Army.

  • 1944

    Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, operatic soprano.

  • 1943

    British RAF fliers bomb Essen and the Krupp arms works in the Ruhr, Germany.

  • 1939

    In Spain, Jose Miaja takes over Madrid government after a military coup and vows to seek “peace with honor.”

  • 1937

    Valentina Nikolayeva-Tereshkova, Russian astronaut, the first woman to orbit the Earth.

  • 1928

    Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Columbian-born novelist (One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera).

  • A Communist attack on Beijing results in 3,000 dead and 50,000 fleeing to Swatow.

  • 1916

    The Allies recapture Fort Douaumont in France during the Battle of Verdun.

  • 1914

    German Prince Wilhelm de Wied is crowned as King of Albania.

  • 1908

    Lou Costello, American comedian, partner of Bud Abbott.

  • 1901

    A would-be assassin tries to kill Wilhelm II of Germany in Bremen.

  • 1899

    Richard Leo Simon, publisher, partner of Max Schuster.

  • Aspirin is patented following Felix Hoffman’s discoveries about the properties of acetylsalicylic acid.

  • 1888

    Louisa May Alcott dies just hours after the burial of her father.

  • 1885

    Ring Lardner, writer (You Know Me, Al).

  • 1884

    Over 100 suffragists, led by Susan B. Anthony, present President Chester A. Arthur with a demand that he voice support for female suffrage.

  • 1862

    The USS Monitor left New York with a crew of 63, seven officers and 56 seamen.

  • 1860

    While campaigning for the presidency, Abraham Lincoln makes a speech defending the right to strike.

  • 1857

    The Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision holds that blacks cannot be citizens.

  • 1853

    Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata premieres in Venice.

  • 1836

    After fighting for 13 days, the Alamo falls.

  • 1831

    Philip Henry Sheridan, Union Army general.

  • 1820

    The Missouri Compromise is enacted by Congress and signed by President James Monroe, providing for the admission of Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibits slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory.

  • 1806

    Elizabeth Barret Browning, poet (Sonnets from the Portuguese).

  • 1521

    Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam.

  • 1475

    Michelangelo Buonarroti, painter, sculptor and architect.