To celebrate the first year of It’s A Stampede!, every day for 365 days I am 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…

October 24th – On this day in 1982, Star Wars makes its UK television premiere. The movie is shown on ITV at 7:15pm. Television magazine, TV Times runs a special feature on the film’s UK TV debut, as well as a competition to meet Darth Vader and win a collection of Star Wars toys.

More tomorrow…