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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 June 10, would your number have been called?

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

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

more events on June 10

  • 1999

    Serb forces begin their withdrawal from Kosovo after signing an agreement with the NATO powers.

  • 1985

    The Israeli army pulls out of Lebanon after 1,099 days of occupation.

  • 1970

    A 15-man group of special forces troops begin training for Operation Kingpin, a POW rescue mission in North Vietnam.

  • 1963

    Buddhist monk Ngo Quang Duc dies by self immolation in Saigon to protest persecution by the Diem government.

  • 1948

    The news that the sound barrier has been broken is finally released to the public by the U.S. Air Force. Chuck Yeager, piloting the rocket airplane X-1, exceeded the speed of sound on October 14, 1947.

  • 1944

    The U.S. VII and V corps, advancing from Normandy’s beaches, link up and begin moving inland.

  • 1943

    The Allies begin bombing Germany around the clock.

  • 1942

    Germany razes the town of Lidice, Czechoslovakia and kills more than 1,300 citizens in retribution of the murder of Reinhard Heydrich.

  • 1940

    The Norwegian army capitulates to the Germans.

  • 1933

    F. Lee Bailey, American defense attorney.

  • 1928

    Maurice Sendak, children’s author and illustrator (Where the Wild Things Are).

  • 1925

    Nat Hentoff, journalist.

  • Tennessee adopts a new biology text book denying the theory of evolution.

  • 1924

    The Italian socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti is kidnapped and assassinated by Fascists in Rome.

  • 1922

    Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm), American actress and singer (The Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade).

  • 1920

    The Republican convention in Chicago endorses women’s suffrage.

  • 1916

    Mecca, under control of the Turks, falls to the Arabs during the Great Arab Revolt.

  • 1915

    Saul Bellow, American novelist (Herzog, Humboldt’s Gift).

  • 1909

    An SOS signal is transmitted for the first time in an emergency when the Cunard liner SS Slavonia is wrecked off the Azores.

  • 1905

    Japan and Russia agree to peace talks brokered by President Theodore Roosevelt.

  • 1901

    Frederick Loewe, songwriter.

  • 1898

    U.S. Marines land in Cuba.

  • 1895

    Hattie McDaniel, African-American actress.

  • 1864

    At the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads in Mississippi, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeats the numerically superior Union troops.

  • 1861

    Dorothea Dix is appointed superintendent of female nurses for the Union army.

  • 1854

    The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, holds its first graduation.

  • 1801

    Tripoli declares war on the U.S. for refusing to pay tribute.

  • 1776

    The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence.

  • 1735

    John Morgan, physician-in-chief of the American Continental Army.

  • 1692

    Bridget Bishop is hanged in Salem, Mass., for witchcraft.

  • 1190

    Frederick Barbarossa drowns in a river while leading an army of the Third Crusade.