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…

December 27th – On this day in 1977, Star Wars officially opens in the UK – seven months after it opened in the US. The film initially opens in London at two venues: the Leicester Square Theatre and the Dominion on Tottenham Court Road. The film remains at these two locations until late January 1978, when it rolls out to theatres around the UK.

More tomorrow…