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.

What happened today


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

Famous birthdays


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

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.