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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 December 10, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    41
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    204
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    362
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    73

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


What happened today

1986

The largest Mafia trial in history, with 474 defendants, opens in Palermo, Italy.

Famous birthdays

1893

Jimmy Durante, American comedian and film actor.

more events on December 10

  • 1986

    The largest Mafia trial in history, with 474 defendants, opens in Palermo, Italy.

  • 1979

    The Metropolitan Museum announces the first major theft in its 110-year history, $150,000 Greek marble head.

  • 1966

    Protester David Miller is convicted of burning his draft card.

  • 1960

    Adolph Coors, the beer brewer, is kidnapped in Golden, Colo.

  • 1955

    Bell Aircraft displays a fixed-wing vertical takeoff plane.

  • 1945

    B-29s hit the Tokyo area.

  • 1942

  • 1941

    Iceland is attacked by German planes.

  • London severs diplomatic relations with Romania.

  • 1939

    Japanese occupy island of Hainan in French Indochina.

  • 1927

    (Mary Violet) Leontyne Price, opera singer.

  • 1920

    Alex Comfort, English physician and author (Joy of Sex).

  • 1915

    President Wilson blasts the British for using the U.S. flag on merchant ships to deceive the Germans.

  • 1914

    Larry Adler, harmonica virtuoso.

  • 1910

    Dominique Georges Pire, Belgian cleric and educator.