On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1881

The Gunfight at OK Corral

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent 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

Frontier lawman Wyatt Earp
Frontier lawman
Wyatt Earp
Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday
Gunfighter in the American Old West
Doc Holliday

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Clanton, brother of outlaw Ike Clanton, dies in the gunfight at the OK Corral at 19
1881 Highlights

About October 26, 1881

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio