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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 November 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 November 10

  • 2009

    North Korean and South Korean ships skirmish off Daecheon Island.

  • 2008

    NASA declares the Phoenix mission concluded after losing communications with the lander, five months after it began its exploration on the surface of Mars.

  • 1997

    WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a merger, the largest in US history up to that time.

  • 1989

    German citizens begin tearing down the Berlin Wall.

  • 1986

    President Ronald Reagan refuses to reveal details of the Iran arms sale.

  • 1983

    Miranda Lambert, country singer (“Kerosene,” “Famous in a Small Town”)

  • 1977

    Brittany Murphy, actress, voice actress, singer, producer; films include Clueless and Sin City; voice of Luanne Platter on long-running animated TV series King of the Hill.

  • 1975

    The iron ore freighter Edmund Fitzgerald breaks in half and sinks at the eastern end of Lake Superior–all 29 crew members perish.

  • 1972

    Hijackers divert a jet to Detroit, demanding $10 million and ten parachutes.

  • 1971

    Two women are tarred and feathered in Belfast for dating British soldiers, while in Londonderry, Northern Ireland a Catholic girl is also tarred and feathered for her intention of marrying a British soldier.

  • 1969

    The PBS children’s program Sesame Street debuts.

  • 1964

    Australia begins a draft to fulfill its commitment in Vietnam.

  • 1963

    Hugh Bonneville, actor (Downton Abbey, Notting Hill).

  • 1962

    Eleanor Roosevelt is buried, she had died three days earlier.

  • 1961

    Andrew Hatcher is named associate press secretary to President John F. Kennedy.

  • 1956

    Sinbad (David Adkins), comedian, actor (Necessary Roughness, Houseguest).

  • 1952

    U.S. Supreme Court upholds the decision barring segregation on interstate railways.

  • 1947

    Greg Lake, singer, songwriter, musician, producer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer).

  • 1942

    Admiral Jean Darlan orders French forces in North Africa to cease resistance to the Anglo-American forces.

  • 1941

    Churchill promises to join the U.S. “within the hour” in the event of war with Japan.

  • 1938

    Fascist Italy enacts anti-Semitic legislation.

  • 1935

    Igor Dmitriyevich Novikov, Russian astrophysicist; the Novikov self-consistency principle made important contributions to the theory of time travel.

  • 1928

    Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and conductor noted for his theme music in spaghetti Westerns such as The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.

  • 1925

    Richard Burton, Welsh actor famous for his roles in The Spy who Came in From the Cold and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

  • 1917

    Forty-one US suffragettes are arrested protesting outside the White House.

  • 1911

    The Imperial government of China retakes Nanking.

  • President Taft ends a 15,000-mile, 57-day speaking tour.

  • 1882

    Frances Perkins, first woman cabinet member–Secretary of Labor.

  • 1879

    Vachel Lindsay, poet (Rhymes to be Traded for Bread).

  • Little Bighorn participant Major Marcus Reno is caught window-peeping at the daughter of his commanding officer—an offense for which he will be courtmartialed.

  • 1871

    Henry M. Stanley finds Dr. Livingstone at Ujiji near Unyanyembe in Africa.

  • 1801

    Samuel Gridley Howe, educator of the blind.

  • 1782

    In the last battle of the American Revolution, George Rogers Clark attacks Indians and Loyalists at Chillicothe, in Ohio Territory.

  • 1775

    U.S. Marine Corps founded.

  • 1759

    Friedrich von Schiller, playwright and poet.

  • 1730

    Oliver Goldsmith, playwright (She Stoops to Conquer).

  • 1697

    William Hogarth, English caricaturist.

  • 1647

    All Dutch-held areas of New York are returned to English control by the treaty of Westminster.

  • 1556

    The Englishman Richard Chancellor is drowned off Aberdeenshire on his return from a second voyage to Russia.

  • 1493

    Christopher Columbus discovers Antigua during his second expedition.

  • 1483

    Martin Luther, theologian and reformer.