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 September 10, would your number have been called?

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

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

more events on September 10

  • 2008

    The Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator—described as the biggest scientific experiment in history—is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 2007

    Nawaz Sharif, former prime minister of Pakistan, returns after 7 years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.

  • 2003

    Sweden’s foreign minister, Anna Lindh, is stabbed while shopping and dies the next day.

  • 2001

    Contestant Charles Ingram cheats on the British version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, wins 1 million pounds.

  • 1981

    Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica is returned to Spain and installed in Madrid’s Prado Museum. Picasso stated in his will that the painting was not to return to Spain until the Fascists lost power and democracy was restored.

  • 1974

    Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese Guinea) gains independence from Portugal.

  • 1967

    Gibraltar votes to remain a British dependency instead of becoming part of Spain.

  • 1963

    President John F. Kennedy federalizes Alabama’s National Guard to prevent Governor George C. Wallace from using guardsmen to stop public-school desegregation.

  • 1961

    Jomo Kenyatta returns to Kenya from exile, during which he had been elected president of the Kenya National African Union.

  • 1960

    Colin Firth, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actor (The King’s Speech).

  • 1950

    Rosie Flores, singer, musician.

  • 1949

    Bill O’Reilly, TV host (The O’Reilly Factor), author.

  • 1948

    Margaret Trudeau, actress (Kings and Desperate Men), author, photographer.

  • 1945

    Jose Feliciano, guitarist, singer, songwriter.

  • 1941

    Gunpei Yokoi, inventor of Game Boy.

  • Stephen Jay Gould, paleontologist, biologist and writer of popular books about science such as Time’s Cycle and The Panda’s Thumb.

  • 1935

    Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.

  • 1934

    Charles Kuralt, journalist, known for his popular “On the Road” television program.

  • 1929

    Arnold Palmer, golfer who won four Masters, two British Opens and one U.S. Open.

  • 1923

    In response to a dispute with Yugoslavia, Mussolini mobilizes Italian troops on Serb front.

  • 1914

    The six-day Battle of the Marne ends, halting the German advance into France.

  • 1912

    Jules Vedrines becomes the first pilot to break the 100 m.p.h. barrier.

  • 1892

    Arthur Compton, physicist.

  • 1885

    Carl Van Doren, historian and critic who won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography on Benjamin Franklin.

  • 1861

    Confederates at Carnifex Ferry, Virginia, fall back after being attacked by Union troops. The action is instrumental in helping preserve western Virginia for the Union.

  • 1855

    Sevastopol, under siege for nearly a year, capitulates to the Allies during the Crimean War.

  • 1847

    John Roy Lynch, first African American to deliver the keynote address at a Republican National Convention.

  • 1846

    Elias Howe patents the first practical sewing machine in the United States.

  • 1813

    The nine-ship American flotilla under Oliver Hazard Perry wrests naval supremacy from the British on Lake Erie by capturing or destroying a force of six English vessels.

  • 1754

    William Bligh, British naval officer who was the victim of two mutinies, the most famous on the HMS Bounty which was taken over by Fletcher Christian.

  • 1623

    Lumber and furs are the first cargo to leave New Plymouth in North America for England.

  • 1588

    Thomas Cavendish returns to England, becoming the third man to circumnavigate the globe.

  • 1547

    The Duke of Somerset leads the English to a resounding victory over the Scots at Pinkie Cleugh.

  • 1487

    Pope Julius III, who promoted the Jesuits.

  • 1419

    John the Fearless is murdered at Montereau, France, by supporters of the dauphin.