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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 July 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 July 24

  • 1974

    The Supreme Court rules that President Richard Nixon must surrender the Watergate tapes.

  • 1950

    The U.S. Fifth Air Force relocates from Japan to Korea.

  • 1942

    The Soviet city of Rostov is captured by German troops.

  • 1941

    The U.S. government denounces Japanese actions in Indochina.

  • 1920

    Bella Abzug, the first Jewish woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • 1916

    John D. MacDonald, author.

  • 1900

    Zelda Sayre, writer (Save Me the Waltz).

  • 1897

    Amelia Earhart, aviation pioneer.

  • African-American soldiers of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps arrive in St. Louis, Mo., after completing a 40-day bike ride from Missoula, Montana.

  • 1895

    Robert Graves, poet and novelist (Goodbye to All That).

  • 1862

    The eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren, dies at the age of 79.

  • 1847

    The first members of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrive in Utah, settling in present-day Salt Lake City.

  • 1802

    Alexandre Dumas, French author (The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers).

  • 1791

    Robespierre expels all Jacobins opposed to the principles of the French Revolution.

  • 1786

    Jean-Louis Nicollet, French explorer.

  • 1783

    Simon Bolivar, South American soldier and statesman.

  • 1766

    At Fort Ontario, Canada, Ottawa chief Pontiac and William Johnson sign a peace agreement.

  • 1704

    Admiral George Rooke takes Gibraltar from the Spanish.

  • 1701

    Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac establishes Fort Pontchartrain for France at present-day Detroit, Michigan.

  • 1567

    Mary, Queen of Scots, is imprisoned and forced to abdicate her throne to her 1-year-old son James VI.

  • 1505

    On their way to India, a group of Portuguese explorers sack the city-state of Kilwa.