This Day in History: Aug. 13

On this day, Aug. 13 ...

2016: Michael Phelps wins his record 23rd (and final) Olympic gold medal.

Also on this day:

  • 1942: The film "Bambi" opens at Radio City Music Hall. 
  • 1962: The border between East and West Berlin is closed and marked with a barbed wire fence. 
  • 1995: Yankee great Mickey Mantle dies of cancer.
  • 2008: Michael Phelps becomes the first athlete in Olympic history to win 11 career gold medals.