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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.

What happened today


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

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Oliver Goldsmith, playwright (She Stoops to Conquer).

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.