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…

August 16th – On this day in 1989, Uncle Buck arrives in cinemas. The movie – directed by John Hughes – stars John Candy in the title role. Macaulay Culkin also appears in the movie.

More tomorrow…