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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.

What happened today


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

Famous birthdays


Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, operatic soprano.

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.”