According to Wikipedia, “Eminem” also known as “Slim Shady” was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr. (born c. 1951) and Deborah R. “Debbie” Nelson (born 1955). Eminem is of English, German, Scottish, and Swiss descent. Debbie was 14 when she first met 18-year-old Bruce and nearly died during Eminem’s 73-hour birth.
Other celebrities celebrating their birthdays today are Alan Jackson (56), Ziggy Marley (46), Wyclef Jean (45), NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick (43), “Cheers” star George Wendt (66), Margot Kidder (66) and actress Felicity Jones turns 30.