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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 September 06, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    6
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    21
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    110
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    173

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


What happened today

1976

Lieutenant Viktor Belenko, a Soviet air force pilot defects, flying a MiG-25 jet fighter to Japan and requesting political asylum in US.

Famous birthdays

1757

Marie Joseph du Motier, Marquis de LaFayette, French soldier and statesman who aided George Washington during the American Revolution.

more events on September 6

  • 2006

    Prince Hisahito of Akishino, third in line to become Emperor of Japan.

  • 1997

    Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales: over 1 million people line London’s streets to honor her and 2.5 billion watched the event on TV.

  • 1995

    Baltimore Orioles’ Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a 56-year MLB record held by Lou Gehrig; in 2007 fans voted this achievement the most memorable moment in MLB history.

  • 1991

    Leningrad, second-largest city in the USSR, is changed to Saint Petersburg, which had been the city’s name prior to 1924.

  • USSR officially recognizes independence for the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

  • 1988

    Lee Roy Young becomes the first African-American Texas Ranger in the force’s 165-year history.

  • 1976

    Lieutenant Viktor Belenko, a Soviet air force pilot defects, flying a MiG-25 jet fighter to Japan and requesting political asylum in US.

  • A Soviet pilot lands his MIG-25 in Tokyo and asks for political asylum in the United States.

  • 1972

    The world learns an earlier announcement that all Israeli athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympics had been rescued was erroneous; all had been killed by their captors from the Black September terrorist group; all but 3 terrorists also died in shootout around midnight.

  • 1965

    Christopher Nolan, Irish poet and author; received Whitbread Book Award (1988), Honorary Doctorate of Letters (UK), Medal of Excellence (United Nations Society of Writers) and was named Person of the Year in Ireland (1988).

  • Indian troops invade Lahore; Pakistan paratroopers raid Punjab.

  • 1964

    Rosa Maria “Rosie” Perez, actress (Fearless), director, choreographer, Puerto Rican rights activist.

  • 1962

    Chris Christie, 55th governor of New Jersey.

  • 1958

    Jeff Foxworthy, comedian, actor; best known for his comedy routine, “You might be a redneck if . . . “.

  • 1953

    The last American and Korean prisoners are exchanged in Operation Big Switch, the last official act of the Korean War.