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 July 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

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

more events on July 10

  • 1993

    Kenyan runner Yobes Ondieki becomes the first man to run 10,000 meters in less than 27 minutes.

  • 1991

    Boris Yeltsin is sworn in as the first elected president of the Russian Federation, following the breakup of the USSR.

  • 1985

    Coca-Cola Co. announces it will resume selling “old formula Coke,” following a public outcry and falling sales of its “new Coke.”

  • 1980

    Adam Petty, race driver, first fourth-generation driver in NASCAR history; his death in 2000 contributed to NASCAR’s decision to mandate a kill switch on steering wheels.

  • 1976

    In Seveso, near Milan, Italy, an explosion in a chemical factory covers the surrounding area with toxic dioxin. Time magazine has ranked the Seveso incident No. 8 on its list of the 10 worst environmental disasters.

  • 1967

    Singer Bobbie Gentry records “Ode to Billie Joe,” which will become a country music classic and win 4 Grammys.

  • 1965

    Alexia, princess of Greece and Denmark.

  • “”(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” becomes the Rolling Stones’ first No. 1 single in the USA.

  • 1962

    The satellite Telstar is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, beaming live television from Europe to the United States.

  • 1960

    Belgium sends troops to the Congo to protect whites as the Congolese Bloodbath begins, just 10 days after the former colony became independent of Belgian rule.

  • 1951

    Armistice talks between the United Nations and North Korea begin at Kaesong.

  • 1947

    Folk singer Arlo Guthrie (“Alice’s Restaurant,” “City of New Orleans”), son of Woody Guthrie.

  • 1945

    U.S. carrier-based aircraft begin airstrikes against Japan in preparation for invasion.

  • 1943

    Arthur Ashe, American tennis player.

  • American and British forces complete their amphibious landing of Sicily.

  • 1942

    General Carl Spaatz becomes the head of the U.S. Air Force in Europe.

  • 1940

    Germany begins the bombing of England.

  • 1933

    Jerry Herman, songwriter.

  • 1931

    Alice Munro, Canadian writer (Open Secrets, Friend of my Youth).

  • 1927

    David Dinkins, first African-American mayor of New York City.

  • 1925

    The trial of Tennessee teacher John T. Scopes opens, with Clarence Darrow appearing for the defense and William Jennings Bryan for the prosecution.

  • 1920

    David Brinkley, broadcaster.

  • 1915

    Saul Bellow, writer.

  • 1905

    Ivie Anderson, jazz singer.

  • 1893

    Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performs the first successful open-heart surgery, without the benefit of penicillin or blood transfusion.

  • 1890

    Wyoming becomes the 44th state.

  • 1875

    Mary McLeod Bethune, educator, founder of Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women.

  • 1871

    Marcel Proust, French novelist (Remembrance of Things Past).

  • 1850

    Millard Fillmore is sworn in as the 13th president of the United States following the death of Zachary Taylor.

  • 1834

    James Abbott McNeill Whistler, painter.

  • 1830

    Camille Pissarro, French painter.

  • 1778

    In support of the American Revolution, Louis XVI declares war on England.

  • 1776

    The statue of King George III is pulled down in New York City.

  • 1679

    The British crown claims New Hampshire as a royal colony.

  • 1609

    The Catholic states in Germany set up a league under the leadership of Maximilian of Bavaria.

  • 1520

    The Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes is driven from Tenochtitlan and retreats to Tlaxcala.

  • 1509

    John Calvin, Protestant religious leader, founder of Calvinism.