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

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

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.

  • 1927

    Federal officials battle 1,200 inmates after prisoners in Folsom Prison revolt.

  • 1925

    William F. Buckley, Jr., journalist, founder of National Review.

  • 1912

    Garson Kanin, writer and director (Born Yesterday).

  • Austria denounces Serbian gains in the Balkans; Russia and France back Serbia while Italy and Germany back Austria.

  • 1902

    The first Congress of Professional Photographers convenes in Paris.

  • 1888

    Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People.

  • 1886

    Margaret Anderson, editor, founder of The Little Review.

  • 1874

    Joseph Glidden receives a patent for barbed wire.

  • 1868

    Scott Joplin, composer.

  • 1864

    Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, French post-impressionist painter.

  • Kit Carson and his 1st Cavalry, New Mexico Volunteers, attack a camp of Kiowa Indians in the First Battle of Adobe Walls.

  • 1863

    In the Battle Above the Clouds, Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker’s forces take Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  • 1859

    Cass Gilbert, architect.

  • Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. The first printing of 1,250 copies sells out in a single day.

  • 1849

    Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden.

  • 1826

    Carlo Collodi, the creator of Pinocchio.

  • 1784

    Zachary Taylor, general during the Mexican War, 12th President of the United States.

  • 1542

    The English defeat the Scots at the Battle of Solway Moss in England.