we live in a slightly mad world

Jan 27 1343
A papal bull by Clement VI expresses the doctrine that indulgences gain their validity and power from the accumulation of merit in the manifestation of the Catholic Church.Jan 27 1945

Soviet troops liberate the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps in Nazi occupied Poland.

Jan 27 1967

A launchpad flash fire in the Apollo I capsule kills the astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward H White, and Roger B Chaffee, at Cape Canaveral.

Jan 27 1992

Falsetto Mike Tyson on trial for rape.

Jan 27 1992

Candidate Bill Clinton and Gennifer Flowers mutually accuse each other of lying about whether or not they had a 12 year affair. Of course from Clinton’s testimony in 1998 we know they did have such an affair, but that is the least of the President’s problems. Can you say “sperm soaked dress”?

Jan 27 1992


Prostitute Aileen Wuornos found guilty after she killed seven “johns”, often leaving cum-filled condoms near their bodies. She claimed self defense but is still sentenced to death. Oddly, prosecutors had arranged movie deals before an arrest had even been made.

Jan 27 1997

Pat Boone goes heavy metal.