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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.

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.

  • 1926

    Dario Fo, Italian actor and playwright.

  • 1919

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, ‘beat’ poet.

  • 1904

    Vice Admiral Togo sinks seven Russian ships as the Japanese strengthen their blockade of Port Arthur.

  • 1903

    Adolf Butenandt, biochemist.

  • 1902

    Thomas E. Dewey, New York governor.

  • 1900

    Mayor Van Wyck of New York breaks ground for the New York subway tunnel that will link Manhattan and Brooklyn.

  • 1895

    Arthur Murray, American dancer who founded dance schools.

  • 1893

    George Sisler, baseball player.

  • 1886

    Edward Weston, photographer.

  • 1874

    Harry Houdini, magician, escape artist.

  • 1862

    Abolitionist Wendell Phillips speaks to a crowd about emancipation in Cincinnati, Ohio and is pelted by eggs.

  • 1855

    Andrew Mellon, U.S. financier and philanthropist.

  • 1834

    William Morris, English craftsman, poet and socialist.

  • 1765

    Britain passes the Quartering Act, requiring the colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings.

  • 1755

    Rufus King, framer of the U.S. Constitution.

  • 1721

    In Germany, the supremely talented Johann Sebastian Bach publishes the Six Brandenburg Concertos.

  • 1720

    The banking houses of Paris close in the wake of financial crisis.

  • 1664

    In London, Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island.

  • 1663

    Charles II of England awards land known as Carolina in North America to eight members of the nobility who assisted in his restoration.

  • 1603

    Queen Elizabeth I dies which will bring into power James VI of Scotland.

  • 1208

    King John of England opposes Innocent III on his nomination for archbishop of Canterbury.