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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 March 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
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

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The North Vietnamese capture a Green Beret camp at Ashau Valley.

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Hallie Quinn Brown, American educator, women's rights leader.

more events on March 10

  • 1987

    The Vatican condemns surrogate parenting as well as test-tube and artificial insemination.

  • 1982

    The United States bans Libyan oil imports, because of the continued support of terrorism.

  • 1980

    Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, lends his support to the militants holding the American hostages in Tehran.

  • 1975

    The North Vietnamese Army attacks the South Vietnamese town of Buon Ma Thout, the offensive will end with total victory in Vietnam.

  • 1971

    The Senate approves a Constitutional amendment to lower the voting age to 18.

  • 1969

    James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King and is sentenced to 99 years in jail.

  • 1966

    The North Vietnamese capture a Green Beret camp at Ashau Valley.

  • 1954

    President Dwight Eisenhower calls Senator Joseph McCarthy a peril to the Republican Party.

  • 1953

    North Korean gunners at Wonsan fire on the USS Missouri, the ship responds by firing 998 rounds at the enemy position.

  • 1948

    Author Zelda Fitzgerald (wife of F. Scott) dies in a fire at Highland Hospital.

  • 1947

    The Big Four meet in Moscow to discuss the future of Germany.

  • 1945

    American B-29 bombers attack Tokyo, killing 100,000.

  • 1944

    The Irish refuse to oust all Axis envoys and deny the accusation of spying on Allied troops.

  • 1943

    Adolf Hitler calls Field Marshall Erwin Rommel back from Tunisia in North Africa.

  • 1941

    Vichy France threatens to use its navy unless Britain allows food to reach France.