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 December 10, would your number have been called?

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

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

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.

  • 1904

  • 1902

    Walter Brattain, physicist, one of the inventors of the transistor.

  • 1901

    Stella Adler, actress and teacher.

  • 1898

    Bertolt Brecht, German poet and dramatist (The Threepenny Opera).

  • 1897

    John F. Enders, virologist.

  • 1894

    Harold MacMillan, British prime minister (1957-1963).

  • 1893

    Jimmy Durante, American comedian and film actor.

  • 1890

    Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist and poet (Dr. Zhivago).

  • 1863

    P.T. Barnum’s star midgets, Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren, are married.

  • 1846

    Led by religious leader Brigham Young, the first Mormons begin a long westward exodus from Nauvoo, Il., to Utah.

  • 1840

    Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert.

  • 1814

    Napoleon personally directs lightning strikes against enemy columns advancing toward Paris, beginning with a victory over the Russians at Champaubert.

  • 1799

    Napoleon Bonaparte leaves Cairo, Egypt, for Syria, at the head of 13,000 men.

  • 1763

    The Treaty of Paris ends the French-Indian War. France gives up all her territories in the New World except New Orleans and a few scattered islands.

  • 1620

    Supporters of Marie de Medici, the queen mother, who has been exiled to Blois, are defeated by the king’s troops at Ponts de Ce, France.

  • 1258

    Hulagu, a Mongol leader, seizes Baghdad, bringing an end to the Abbasid caliphate.