What Happened on October 26, 1881

The Gunfight at OK Corral

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Gunfight at the OK Corral: The most famous shootout in the Wild West occurs, between lawmen (including Wyatt Earp) and the Cowboys, with Tom and Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Margaret Wycherly, British actress (Keeper of the Flame), born in London, England (d. 1956)
Born in 1881

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Clanton, brother of outlaw Ike Clanton, dies in the gunfight at the OK Corral at 19

About October 26, 1881

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio