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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 September 24, would your number have been called?

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

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

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).

  • 1941

    Linda McCartney, singer, photographer, activist; member of band Wings; former wife of Beatles member Paul McCartney.

  • 1936

    Jim Henson, puppeteer who created the “Muppets” in 1954 and television’s Sesame Street.

  • 1930

    Noel Coward’s comedy Private Lives opens in London starring Gertrude Lawrence and Coward himself.

  • 1929

    The first flight using only instruments is completed by U.S. Army pilot James Doolittle.

  • 1915

    Bulgaria mobilizes troops on the Serbian border.

  • 1914

    In the Alsace-Lorraine area between France and Germany, the German Army captures St. Mihiel.

  • 1911

    Konstantin Chernenko, president of the Soviet Union 1984-1985.

  • 1904

    Sixty-two die and 120 are injured in head-on train collision in Tennessee.

  • 1896

    Francis Scott Key (F. Scott) Fitzgerald, novelist best known for The Great Gatsby.

  • 1894

    E. Franklin Frazier, first African-American president of the American Sociological Society.

  • 1870

    George Claude, French engineer, inventor of the neon light.

  • 1862

    President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus against anyone suspected of being a Southern sympathizer.

  • 1842

    Branwell Bronte, the brother of the Bronte sisters and the model for Hindley Earnshaw in Emily’s novel Wuthering Heights, dies of tuberculosis. Emily and Anne die the same year.

  • 1789

    Congress passes the Judiciary Act of 1789, establishing a strong federal court system with the powers it needs to ensure the supremacy of the Constitution and federal law. The new Supreme Court will have a chief justice and five associate justices.

  • 1788

    After having been dissolved, the French Parliament of Paris reassembles in triumph.

  • 1755

    John Marshall, fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court and U.S. secretary of state.

  • 1717

    Horace Walpole, author, creator of the Gothic novel genre.

  • 1501

    Gerolamo Cardano, mathematician, author of Games of Chance, the first systematic computation of probabilities.