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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 March 24, would your number have been called?

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

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

What happened today


Great Britain opens trade talks with Hungary.

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William Morris, English craftsman, poet and socialist.

more events on March 24

  • 1999

    NATO planes, including stealth aircraft, attack Serbian forces in Kosovo.

  • 1989

    The Exxon Valdez oil tanker spills 240,000 barrels of oil in Alaska’s Prince William Sound.

  • 1985

    Thousands demonstrate in Madrid against the NATO presence in Spain.

  • 1972

    Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.

  • 1967

    Viet Cong ambush a truck convoy in South Vietnam damaging 82 of the 121 trucks.

  • 1965

    The Freedom Marchers, citizens for civil rights, reach Montgomery, Alabama.

  • 1958

    Elvis Presley trades in his guitar for a rifle and Army fatigues.

  • 1955

    Tennessee Williams’ play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens at the Morosco Theatre in New York City.

  • 1954

    Great Britain opens trade talks with Hungary.

  • 1951

    General Douglas MacArthur threatens the Chinese with an extension of the Korean War if the proposed truce is not accepted.

  • 1947

    Congress proposes limiting the United States presidency to two terms.

  • 1944

    The Gestapo rounds up innocent Italians in Rome and shoots them to death in reprisal for a bomb attack that killed 33 German policemen.

  • 1941

    Joseph H. Taylor, Jr., radio astronomer and physicist.

  • 1938

    The United States asks that all powers help refugees fleeing from the Nazis.

  • 1927

    Chinese Communists seize Nanking and break with Chiang Kai-shek over the Nationalist goals.