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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 October 06, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

What happened today


Patricia Harris takes post as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, becoming the first African American U.S. ambassador.

Famous birthdays


Caroline Gordon, writer (The Strange Children).

more events on October 6

  • 2007

    Explorer and author Jason Lewis becomes the first person to complete a human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

  • 2000

    Yugoslavia’s president Slobodan Milosevic and Argentina’s vice-president Carlos Alvarez both resign from their respective offices.

  • 1995

    Astronomers discover 51 Pegasi is the second star known to have a planet orbiting it.

  • 1987

    Fiji becomes a republic independent of the British Commonwealth.

  • 1981

    Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat is assassinated in Cairo by Islamic fundamentalists. He is succeeded by Vice President Hosni Mubarak.

  • 1973

    Israel is taken by surprise when Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan attack on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, beginning the Yom Kippur War.

  • 1969

    Special Forces Captain John McCarthy is released from Fort Leavenworth Penitentiary, pending consideration of his appeal to murder charges.

  • 1966

    Hanoi insists the United States must end its bombings before peace talks can begin.

  • 1965

    Patricia Harris takes post as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, becoming the first African American U.S. ambassador.

  • 1948

    Gerry Adams, Irish politician who was an important figure in Northern Ireland’s peace process; president of Sinn Fein, Northern Ireland’s second-largest political party, since 1983.

  • 1941

    German troops renew their offensive against Moscow.

  • 1931

    Riccardo Giacconi, Italian astrophysicist ; won Nobel Prize in Astrophysics for his pioneering contributions that led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources.

  • 1927

    The first "talkie," The Jazz Singer, opens with popular entertainer Al Jolson singing and dancing in black-face. By 1930, silent movies were a thing of the past.

  • 1917

    Fannie Lou Hamer, US civil rights advocate; became vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

  • 1914

    Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian anthropologist and explorer.