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 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.

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.

  • 1908

    Sammy Price, jazz pianist.

  • Carol Lombard, American comediennne and actress.

  • 1906

    Janet Gaynor, film actress.

  • 1895

    Caroline Gordon, writer (The Strange Children).

  • 1887

    Le Corbusier, Swiss-born French architect and city planner.

  • 1866

    The Reno brothers–Frank, John, Simeon and William–commit the country’s first train robbery near Seymore, Indiana netting $10,000.

  • 1847

    Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre is published in London.

  • 1846

    George Westinghouse, prolific inventor, held over 100 patents on creations including air brakes for trains.

  • 1820

    Jenny Lind, soprano known as the "Swedish Nightingale."

  • 1801

    Napoleon Bonaparte imposes a new constitution on Holland.

  • 1788

    The Polish Diet decides to hold a four year session.

  • 1696

    Savoy Germany withdraws from the Grand Alliance.

  • 1536

    William Tyndale, the English translator of the New Testament, is strangled and burned at the stake for heresy at Vilvorde, France.

  • 1014

    The Byzantine Emperor Basil earns the title "Slayer of Bulgers" after he orders the blinding of 15,000 Bulgerian troops.