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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
    CalledDrafted
    21
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    359
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    25
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    249

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


What happened today

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.

Famous birthdays

1810

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

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.