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 May 06, would your number have been called?

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

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

more events on May 6

  • 1994

    The Channel Tunnel linking England to France is officially opened.

  • 1962

    The first nuclear warhead is fired from a Polaris submarine.

  • 1960

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960.

  • 1954

    British runner Roger Bannister breaks the four minute mile.

  • 1945

    Axis Sally makes her final propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.

  • 1944

    The Red Army besieges and captures Sevastopol in the Crimea.

  • 1942

    Ariel Dorfman, Chilean writer (Death and the Maiden).

  • General Jonathan Wainwright surrenders Corregidor to the Japanese.

  • 1941

    Bob Hope gives his first USO show at California’s March Field.

  • 1937

    The dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey.

  • 1931

    Willie Mays, baseball player.

  • 1915

    Orson Welles, actor, director, and writer (Citizen Kane).

  • 1902

    Max Ophuls, film director (La Ronde, Lola Montes).

  • 1895

    Rudolph Valentino, actor, film icon.

  • 1888

    Russell Stover, candy manufacturer.

  • 1877

    Chief Crazy Horse surrenders to U.S. troops in Nebraska. Crazy Horse brought General George Custer to his end.

  • 1868

    Gaston Leroux, French novelist (The Phantom of the Opera).

  • 1864

  • 1862

    Henry David Thoreau dies of tuberculosis at age 44.

  • 1861

    Arkansas becomes the ninth state to secede from the Union.

  • 1856

    Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis.

  • Robert Edward Peary, arctic explorer and the first man to reach the North Pole.

  • U.S. Army troops from Fort Tejon and Fort Miller prepare to ride out to protect Keyesville, California, from Yokut Indian attack.

  • 1840

    Frederick William Stowe, son of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

  • 1758

    Maximilien Robespierre, French revolutionary.

  • 1740

    John Penn, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

  • 1682

    King Louis XIV moves his court to Versailles, France.

  • 1529

    Babur defeats the Afghan Chiefs in the Battle of Ghaghra, India.

  • 1527

    German troops begin sacking Rome. Libraries are destroyed, the Pope is captured and thousands are killed.

  • 973

    Henry II, Holy Roman emperor.