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 26th – On this day in 1982, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial premieres in Cannes. The movie – directed by Steven Spielberg – stars Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore.

More tomorrow…