To celebrate the launch of It’s A Stampede!, every day for the next year I will be presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’.

Yep, that’s 365 facts!

Here’s today’s slice of geekdom…

May 25th – On this day in 1977, Star Wars is officially released in the US. The film opens in 32 theatres in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco and is a smash-hit, paving the way for a series of sequels, spin-offs and merchandise. Six years later, Return of the Jedi is released on the same day.

More tomorrow…