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 November 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
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on November 6

  • 1999

    Australia’s voters reject a referendum to make the country a republic with a president appointed by Parliament.

  • 1995

    The Rova of Antananarivo, home of Madagascar’s sovereigns from the 16th to the 19th centuries, is destroyed by fire.

  • 1988

    Emma Stone, actress (Zombieland, Spiderman).

  • 1986

    The Iran arms-for-hostages deal is revealed, damaging the Reagan administration.

  • A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LRR Chinook crashes 2.5 miles east of Sumburgh Airport; 45 people are killed, the deadliest civilian helicopter crash to date (2013).

  • 1985

    Guerrillas of the leftist 19th of April Movement seize Colombia’s Palace of Justice in Bogata; during the two-day siege and the military assault to retake the building over 100 people are killed, including 11 of the 25 Supreme Court justices.

  • 1976

    Pat Tillman, professional football player who ended his career to enlist in the US Army in the aftermath of the 9 / 11 attacks; he was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan, Apr. 22, 2004.

  • 1973

    Coleman Young becomes the first African-American mayor of Detroit, Michigan.

  • 1955

    Maria Shriver, journalist, author; First Lady of California while married to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • 1948

    Glenn Frey, singer, songwriter, musician; a founding member of the band Eagles.

  • 1946

    Sally Field, actress; won Academy Award for Best Actress in 1979 (Norma Rae) and 1984 (Places in the Heart); won 3 Emmys for work in television.

  • 1945

    The first landing of a jet on a carrier takes place on USS Wake Island when an FR-1 Fireball touches down.

  • 1941

    Guy Clark, Texas country-folk singer, songwriter (“Desperados Waiting for a Train,” “Texas 1947”).

  • 1931

    Mike Nichols, film and stage director (The Graduate).

  • 1923

    As European inflation soars, one loaf of bread in Berlin is reported to be worth about 140 billion German marks.

  • 1921

    James Jones, American novelist (From Here to Eternity).

  • 1917

    The Bolshevik “October Revolution” (October 25 on the old Russian calendar), led by Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky, seizes power in Petrograd.

  • 1911

    Maine becomes a dry state.

  • 1892

    Harold Ross, New Yorker editor.

  • 1891

    Comanche, the only 7th Cavalry horse to survive George Armstrong Custer’s “Last Stand” at the Little Bighorn, dies at Fort Riley, Kansas.

  • 1887

    Walter Johnson, baseball pitcher, “The Big Train.”

  • 1863

    A Union force surrounds and scatters defending Confederates at the Battle of Droop Mountain, in West Virginia.

  • 1861

    James Naismith, Canadian physical education instructor who, in 1891, invented the game of basketball.

  • Jefferson Davis is elected to a six-year term as president of the Confederacy.

  • 1860

    Abraham Lincoln is elected 16th president of the United States.

  • 1854

    John Philip Sousa, “The March Master,” American bandmaster and composer. Among his 140 marches are “Stars and Stripes Forever” and “Semper Fidelis.”

  • 1851

    Charles Henry Dow, American financial journalist who (with Edward D. Jones) inaugurated the Dow-Jones averages.

  • 1814

    Adolphe Sax, instrument maker and inventor of the saxophone.

  • 1812

    The first winter snow falls on the French Army as Napoleon Bonaparte retreats form Moscow.

  • 1429

    Henry VI is crowned King of England.