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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 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.

What happened today


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

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

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.