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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 August 10, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on August 10

  • 2006

    All toiletries are banned from commercial airplanes after Scotland Yard disrupts a a major terrorist plot involving liquid explosives. After a few weeks, the toiletries ban was modified.

  • 2003

    For the first time ever, temperatures exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit when thermometers hit 101.3 F (38.5 Celsius)  at Kent.

  • 1997

    The last British troops leave Hong Kong. After 156 years of British rule, the island is returned to China.

  • 1977

    US and Panama sign Panama Canal Zone accord, guaranteeing Panama would have control of the canal after 1999.

  • 1975

    David Frost purchases the exclusive rights to interview Richard Nixon.

  • 1970

    Rocker Jim Morrison tried in Miami on “lewd & lascivious behavior.” Although convicted and sentenced to jail, he was free on bond while his case was being appealed when he dies in Paris, July 3, 1971.

  • 1960

    NASA launches Discoverer 13 satellite; it would become the first object ever recovered from orbit.

  • 1954

    The groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Lawrence Seaway is held at Massena, New York.

  • English jockey Sir Gordon Richards retires with a world-record total of 4,870 victories, later broken by Johnny Longden of the United States. Richards was the first jockey ever to be knighted.

  • 1952

    Daniel Hugh Kelly, film and TV actor (The Good Son).

  • 1950

    President Harry S. Truman calls the National Guard to active duty to fight in the Korean War.

  • 1949

    National Military Establishment renamed Department of Defense.

  • 1948

    Patti Austin, Grammy Award-winning singer and actress (“Real Me”).

  • 1945

    Harriet Miers, White House counsel.

  • 1941

    Great Britain and the Soviet Union promise aid to Turkey if it is attacked by the Axis Powers.

  • 1933

    Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer whose Cosworth DFV (Double Four Valve) engine revolutionized Formula One racing.

  • 1928

    Jimmy Dean, singer, actor, TV host and businessman.

  • Eddie Fisher, American singer.

  • 1913

    The Treaty of Bucharest ends the Second Balkan War.

  • 1911

    The House of Lords in Great Britain gives up its veto power, making the House of Commons the more powerful House.

  • 1909

    Leo Fender, inventor of the first mass-produced electric guitar.

  • George W. Crockett, first African-American lawyer with the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • 1874

    Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States (1929-1933).

  • 1864

    Confederate Commander John Bell Hood sends his cavalry north of Atlanta to cut off Union General William Sherman‘s supply lines.

  • 1846

    The Smithsonian Institution is established in Washington through the bequest of James Smithson.

  • 1831

    William Driver of Salem, Massachusetts, is the first to use the term “Old Glory” in connection with the American flag, when he gives that name to a large flag aboard his ship, the Charles Daggett.

  • 1810

    Camillo di Cavour, helped bring about the unification of Italy under the House of Saxony.

  • 1779

    Louis XVI of France frees the last remaining serfs on royal land.

  • 1753

    Edmund Jennings Randolph, governor of Virginia and first U.S. attorney general.

  • 1628

    The Swedish warship Vasa capsizes and sinks in Stockholm harbor on her maiden voyage.

  • 1582

    Russia ends its 25-year war with Poland.

  • 1557

    French troops are defeated by Emmanuel Philibert’s Spanish army at St. Quentin, France.

  • 1539

    King Francis of France declares that all official documents are to be written in French, not Latin.

  • 955

    Otto organizes his nobles and defeats the invading Magyars at the Battle of Lechfeld in Germany.