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 September 24, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    195
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    237
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    277
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    236

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


What happened today

1996

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty signed by representatives of 71 nations at the UN; at present, five key nations have signed but not ratified it and three others have not signed.

Famous birthdays

1946

""Mean Joe" Greene, pro football player (Pittsburgh Steelers) considered one of the greatest defensive linemen ever to play in the NFL; member of Pro Football Hall of Fame.

more events on September 24

  • 2009

    LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device) “sonic cannon,” a non-lethal device that utilizes intense sound, is used in the United States for the first time, to disperse protestors at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, Penn.

  • 2005

    Hurricane Rita, the 4th-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, comes ashore in Texas causing extensive damage there and in Louisiana, which had devastated by Hurricane Katrina less than a month earlier.

  • 1996

    Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty signed by representatives of 71 nations at the UN; at present, five key nations have signed but not ratified it and three others have not signed.

  • 1993

    Sihanouk is reinstalled as king of Cambodia.

  • 1979

    CompuServe (CIS) offers one of the first online services to consumers; it will dominate among Internet service providers for consumers through the mid-1990s.

  • 1970

    The Soviet Luna 16 lands, completing the first unmanned round trip to the moon.

  • 1969

    Paul Ray Smith, US Army Sergeant, received Medal of Honor posthumously during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • The “Chicago Eight,” charged with conspiracy and crossing state lines with the intent to incite a riot, go on trial for their part in the mayhem during the 1968 Democratic Party National Convention in the “Windy City.”

  • 1962

    The University of Mississippi agrees to admit James Meredith as the first black university student, sparking more rioting.

  • 1960

    The Enterprise, the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, is launched.

  • 1957

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends federal troops into Little Rock, Arkansas, to protect nine black students entering its newly integrated high school.

  • 1956

    The first transatlantic telephone cable system begins operation.

  • 1947

    The World Women’s Party meets for the first time since World War II.

  • 1946

    “”Mean Joe” Greene, pro football player (Pittsburgh Steelers) considered one of the greatest defensive linemen ever to play in the NFL; member of Pro Football Hall of Fame.

  • 1945

    Louis “Lou” Dobbs, TV personality (Lou Dobbs Tonight, CNN), radio host (Fox Business Network).