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 18th – On this day in 1986, Aliens arrives in cinemas. Directed by James Cameron, the movie is a sequel to Alien (1978) and stars Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen and Bill Paxton.

More tomorrow…