#152 Scott Carpenter / Gabriele Amorth – 01 May 1925

Scott Carpenter

Malcolm Scott Carpenter (May 1, 1925 – October 10, 2013) was an American engineer, former test pilot, astronaut, and aquanaut. He is best known as one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA’s Project Mercury in April 1959. Scott Carpenter was the second American to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space, following Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, and John Glenn. Born in Boulder, Colorado.

Gabriele Amorth

Gabriele Amorth (born May 1, 1925) is an Italian Roman Catholic priest and an exorcist of the Diocese of Rome. Amorth authored two books specifically on exorcism. The two books An Exorcist Tells His Story and An Exorcist: More Stories are not official Roman Catholic documents, rather personal accounts of his office as Exorcist.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Carpenter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriele_Amorth

Also born on this day :
Vasile Popescu was a Romanian basketball player.
Bergljot Hobæk Haff is a Norwegian novel writer.
Len King is a former Australian politician, lawyer and judge.
Helen Bamber OBE  is a psychotherapist who worked with Holocaust survivors.
Chuck Bednarik is a former professional American football player.
Anna Mae Hutchison was a female pitcher and catcher.
William F. Moran was a knifemaker who founded the American Bladesmith Society

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