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 April 24, 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 April 24

  • 1989

    Thousands of Chinese students strike in Beijing for more democratic reforms.

  • 1981

    The IBM Personal Computer is introduced.

  • 1980

    A rescue attempt of the U.S. hostages held in Iran fails when a plane collides with a helicopter in the Iranian desert.

  • 1968

    Leftist students take over Columbia University in protest over the Vietnam War.

  • 1961

    President John Kennedy accepts “sole responsibility” for the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.

  • 1953

    Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

  • 1948

    The Berlin airlift begins to relieve the surrounded city.

  • 1944

    The first B-29 arrives in China, over the Hump of the Himalayas.

  • 1916

    Irish nationalists launch the Easter Uprising against British occupation.

  • 1915

    Turks of the Ottoman Empire begin massacring the Armenian minority in their country.

  • 1906

    William Joyce, ‘Lord Haw-Haw,’ British traitor, Nazi propagandist.

  • 1905

    Robert Penn Warren, novelist, America’s first poet laureate.

  • 1904

    Willem de Kooning, abstract impressionist painter.

  • 1900

    Elizabeth Goudge, English author.

  • 1898

    Spain declares war on United States, rejecting an ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba.

  • 1884

    Otto von Bismarck cables Cape Town, South Africa that it is now a German colony.

  • 1877

    Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.

  • 1856

    Henri Philippe Pétain, French Marshall, WWI hero, Nazi collaborator.

  • 1833

    A patent is granted for the first soda fountain.

  • 1815

    Anthony Trollope, British novelist.

  • 1805

    U.S. Marines attack and capture the town of Derna in Tripoli from the Barbary pirates.

  • 1800

    The Library of Congress is established in Washington, D.C. with a $5,000 allocation.

  • 1792

    Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle composes “La Marseillaise”. It will become France’s national anthem.

  • 1769

    Arthur Wellesley, general during the Napoleonic Wars, Duke of Wellington.

  • 1766

    Robert Bailey Thomas, founder of the Farmer’s Almanac.

  • 1743

    Edmund Cartwright, English parson who invented the power loom.

  • 1620

    John Graunt, statistician, founder of demography.

  • 1558

    Mary, Queen of Scotland, marries the French dauphin, Francis.

  • 1547

    Charles V’s troops defeat the Protestant League of Schmalkalden at the Battle of Muhlberg.

  • 1519

    Envoys of Montezuma II attend the first Easter mass in Central America.

  • 858

    St. Nicholas I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.