Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Fast Facts


October 26, 1881


Tombstone, Arizona


Wyatt Earp, Virgil Earp, Morgan Earp, and John Henry "Doc" Holliday versus Joseph Isaac "Ike" Clanton, Billy Clanton, Frank McLaury, Tom McLaury, and Billy "The Kid" Claiborne


The most famous gunfight of them all. There have been numerous pages written and movies made about this famous standoff in Tombstone, Arizona. The gunfight lasted only 30 seconds, but left several dead and injured.

Morgan Earp was shot in the shoulder and his brother Virgil had a leg wound. Doc Holliday was barely injured with a grazed hip. Wyatt Earp made it through the gunfight without any injury. The other side was not nearly as fortunate. Frank and Tom McLaury were dead from the guns of Wyatt and Doc respectively. Also, Billy Clanton lay dying from the shotgun of Doc Holliday. This short fight would become a part of the west's rugged history and a part of popular culture.