Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here's what you missed: FRIDAY, don't fry day, don't leave 'em in the car, and more!

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Today's Celebrations

Heat Awareness Safety Day

National Polka Day

National Taffy Day

National Wig Out Day

World Turtle Day

Don't Fry Day

 Celebrity Birthdays

1910 - Scatman (Benjamin Sherman) Crothers - entertainer, actor: Petrocelli, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Charlie’s Angels, Hill Street Blues, The Sins of Rachel Cade, Hello, Dolly!, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Silver Streak, Bronco Billy,Twilight Zone: The Movie; died Nov 22, 1986

1925 - Mac Wiseman [89] - is born in Crimora, Virginia. He works as a sideman for Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs, and releases his own solo bluegrass records for the Dot label. Wiseman also serves as a founding member of the Country Music Association and joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014

1928 - Rosemary Clooney - singer: Hey There, Come On-A My House, This Ole House, Bye Bye Blackbird; actress: White Christmas, Deep in My Heart, Red Garters, Mangos, The Rosemary Clooney Show; aunt of actor George Clooney; sister of Nick Clooney, TV news anchor; died June 29, 2002

1933 - Joan Collins [81] - actress: Dynasty, The Stud; appeared in Playboy at age 50; sister of writer, Jackie Collins

1954 - Marvelous Marvin Hagler [60] - International Boxing Hall of Famer: middleweight champion [1980-1987]; bouts: 67, won 62, lost 3, drew 2, KOs: 52; changed his legal name to Marvelous Marvin Hagler

1958 - Shelly West [56] - is born in Cleveland, Ohio. The daughter of Dottie West, she claims the Country Music Association's Vocal Duo of the Year honor along with David Frizzell in 1981 and '82, and adds three solo hits in '83, led by "Jose Cuervo"

1958 - Drew Carey [56] - comedian, actor, producer, writer: The Drew Carey Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?; TV game show host: The Price Is Right

1974 - Singer/songwriter Jewel Kilcher (Murray) [40] - is born in Payson, Utah. Known professionally as Jewel, she gets established as a pop star in 1996, segueing into the country charts with the 2008 single "Stronger Woman"

Tabloid News

Argentine Go For Wild Ride In Refer Trailer

An Argentine truck driver upset that inspectors found irregularities with his refrigerated cargo shut two inspectors in the back and took them on a long, cold ride.

Sanitary control inspector Valeria Aguirre says during a routine inspection of a refrigerated truck they found that the food inside wasn't being stored at an acceptable temperature. They told the driver they were going to retain his cargo.

"I want to go, they can't keep me here." he said just before locking them in the back and driving off. "We grabbed what we could and the papers flew everywhere."

The inspectors called colleagues who contacted police. The truck was intercepted after a trip of more than 2 miles. They were rescued safe but shivering. The driver was arrested.

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