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 September 06, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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 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.

  • 1944

    Swoosie Kurtz, Tony and Emmy award–winning actress (Fifth of July, And the Band Played On).

  • 1943

    Sir Richard J. Roberts, English scientist; shared Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1993) for discovery of split genes.

  • The United States asks the Chinese Nationals to join with the Communists to present a common front to the Japanese.

  • 1941

    Germany announces that all Jews living in the country will have to begin wearing a Star of David.

  • 1939

    Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese scientist; won Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1987) for discovery of genetic mechanism that produces antibody diversity.

  • 1937

    Sergio Aragones, illustrator and writer; best known for his contributions to Mad Magazine and for creating the Groo the Wanderer comic book series.

  • The Soviet Union accuses Italy of torpedoing two Russian ships in the Mediterranean.

  • 1936

    Aviator Beryl Markham flies the first east-to-west solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • 1930

    Charles Foley, game designer; co-creator of Twister game.

  • 1928

    Robert Pirzig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

  • 1918

    The German Army begins a general retreat across the Aisne, with British troops in pursuit.

  • 1907

    The luxury liner Lusitania leaves London for New York on her maiden voyage.

  • 1901

    President William McKinley is shot while attending a reception at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, by 28-year-old anarchist Leon Czolgosz. McKinley dies eight days later, the third American president assassinated.

  • 1899

    Billy Rose, songwriter famous for “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” and “Me and My Shadow”.

  • 1870

    The last British troops to serve in Austria are withdrawn.

  • 1861

    Union General Ulysses S. Grant‘s forces capture Paducah, Kentucky from Confederate forces.

  • 1860

    Jane Adams, known for her work as a social reformer, pacifist, and founder of Hull House in Chicago in 1889, first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (1931).

  • 1847

    Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves back into town, to Concord, Massachusetts.

  • 1800

    Catherine Esther Beecher, educator who promoted higher education for women.

  • 1793

    French General Jean Houchard and his 40,000 men begin a three-day battle against an Anglo-Hanoveraian army at Hondschoote, southwest Belgium, in the wars of the French Revolution.

  • 1766

    John Dalton, English scientist who developed the atomic theory of matter.

  • 1757

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

  • 1688

    Imperial troops defeat the Turks and take Belgrade, Serbia.

  • 1522

    One of the five ships that set out in Ferdinand Magellan’s trip around the world makes it back to Spain. Only 15 of the original 265 men that set out survived. Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines.

  • 1422

    Sultan Murat II ends a vain siege of Constantinople.

  • 394

    Theodosius becomes sole ruler of Italy after defeating Eugenius at the Battle of the River Frigidus.