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 27th – On this day in 1982, Star Wars: A New Hope is released on home video in the US. Initially released as rental cassettes only, A New Hope is available on VHS and Betamax. It will be another three months before Star Wars fans are able to buy copies of A New Hope.

More tomorrow…