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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 April 10, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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.

What happened today


The first synthetic rubber is produced.

Famous birthdays


A.E. (George William Russell), Irish poet and mystic.

more events on April 10

  • 1981

    Imprisoned Irish Republican Army hunger striker Bobby Sands is elected to the British Parliament.

  • 1974

    Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir.

  • 1971

    The American table tennis team arrives in China.

  • 1947

    Jackie Robinson becomes the first black to play major league baseball as he takes the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

  • 1945

    Allied troops liberate the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald north of Weener, Germany.

  • In their second attempt to take the Seelow Heights, near Berlin, the Red Army launches numerous attacks against the defending Germans. The Soviets gain one mile at the cost of 3,000 men killed and 368 tanks destroyed.

  • 1941

    Paul Theroux, author (The Great Railway Bazaar).

  • U.S. troops occupy Greenland to prevent Nazi infiltration.

  • 1938

  • 1934

    David Halberstam, New York Times correspondent, author, Pulitzer Prize winner in 1964.

  • 1932

    Omar Sharif (Michael Shalhoub), actor (Dr. Zhivago).

  • Paul von Hindenburg is elected president in Germany.

  • 1930

    The first synthetic rubber is produced.

  • 1925

    F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby.

  • 1917

    Robert B. Woodward, synthetic chemist.