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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 May 06, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    155
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    268
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    50
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    337

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


What happened today

1937

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

Famous birthdays

1942

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

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.