To celebrate the first year of It’s A Stampede!, every day for 365 days I have been presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’.

We’re now into the final month of facts!

Here’s today’s slice of geekdom…

January 1st – On this day in 1938, actor Frank Langella is born. Throughout his career, Langella has played a number of iconic characters,including Count Dracula (Dracula), Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock’s Last Case), Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), Perry White (Superman Returns) and Skeletor (Masters of the Universe). Happy birthday, Frank!

More tomorrow…