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Birthday Report for October 17th, 1972

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Events of the Month for Eminem 

When Eminem entered the world, these stories made the front page of the nation's newspapers: Over a veto by President Nixon, Congress passes a stiff water pollution control act which will cut in half all discharges by 1985. Nobel prizes are awarded to Gerald Edelman and Rodney Porter (medicine), Leon Cooper and John Schrieffer (physics), Chrisitian Anfinsen and Stanford Moor (chemistry) and Kenneth Arrow (economics). Samuel Lee Gravely is the first African-American promoted to the rank of admiral in the U. S. Navy. The first power station to use municipal refuse as fuel is the Union Electric Co.  


Entertainment News for the year Eminem was born

Audiences were applauding these developments in the entertainment industry when Eminem was an infant. Rock'n'roll musical Grease opens off Broadway but will soon move to Broadway and later become a film. In the moMovie News for the year Eminem was born.his year we see Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal in What's Up, Doc? and Diana Ross star as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues. The top hits this year include (Bye Bye) American Pie and Nights in White Satin.

Popular Music when Eminem was born.

When Eminem was rocking in a cradle, these songs were topping the music charts: Back in 1972, the popular songs were: American Pie performed by Don McLean; Ben performed by Michael Jackson; Black & White sung by Three Dog Night; as well as Brandy by Looking Glass. Also topping the musical charts: I Am Woman by Helen Reddy; Let's Stay Together by Al Green; Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues; and the ever popular The Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr..

Movies News for the year Eminem was born.

While Eminem was discovering how to stand up, The Academy gave a standing ovation to these movies and actors: 'The Godfather' - Directed by Francis Ford Coppola won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1972. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Marlon Brando for his role in 'The Godfather' (refused) and the Best Actress Award went to Liza Minelli for her role in 'Cabaret'.

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