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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 November 24, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    230
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    81
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    62
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    180

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


What happened today

1938

Mexico seizes oil land adjacent to Texas.

Famous birthdays

1912

Garson Kanin, writer and director (Born Yesterday).

more events on November 24

  • 2012

    A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills over 110 people.

  • 1995

    Ireland votes 50.28% to 49.72% to end its 70-year-old ban on divorce.

  • 1992

    US Congress passes the Brady Bill requiring a 5-day waiting period for handgun sales; the bill is named for Pres. Ronald Reagan’s press secretary who was left partially paralyzed by a bullet during an assassination attempt on Reagan.

  • 1979

    The United States admits that thousands of troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange.

  • 1977

    Greece announces the discovery of the tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.

  • 1963

    Jack Ruby fatally shoots the accused assassin of President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, in the garage of the Dallas Police Department.

  • 1961

    The United Nations adopts bans on nuclear arms over American protests.

  • 1950

    UN troops begin an assault into the rest of North Korea, hoping to end the Korean War by Christmas.

  • 1949

    Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded Monica Lewinsky’s confidential phone calls about Lewinsky’s affair with then-President Bill Clinton.

  • The Iron and Steel Act nationalizes the steel industry in Britain.

  • 1948

    Spider Robinson, Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction author (Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon; Melancholy Elephants); received Robert A. Heinlein Award for lifetime achievement in 2008.

  • 1946

    Ted Bundy, serial killer; he confessed to 30 murders between 1974-78, but the total could be much higher.

  • 1944

    American B-29s flying from Saipan bomb Tokyo.

  • 1939

    In Czechoslovakia, the Gestapo execute 120 students who are accused of anti-Nazi plotting.

  • 1938

    Mexico seizes oil land adjacent to Texas.