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…

July 15th – On this day in 1988, Die Hard goes on general release in US cinemas. The movie – directed by John McTiernan – is based on the novel, Nothing Lasts Forever, by Roderick Thorp and stars Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman.

More tomorrow…