|A new species of butterfly discovered, named carterocephalus eakinsatus.
|Rock band Dolman Hardy releases debut album, The
Hardy Boys, on Spinal Fist Records.
Tells Me He's Dead Will Die, Lars von Riij's documentary
about Eakins' mysterious disappearance, premieres at the Hudson
||An Iranian made-for-television
movie of Tobin the Lesser is
aired on a European cable station. It is banned in Iran.
is Sacrament?” is
a question on Jeopardy. “Great book,” remarks host Alex Trebek.
republished in the Southwestern
issue, with personal responses to the story by seven writers.
||At the Castro Theater, The Eakins Society of San Francisco
hosts a festival of twenty-four films believed to have been written
by the author.
||In Search of Eakins: A Painful Journey, by D.W. Cobblewaithe,
||The Eakinsistas Revolutionary Party of Ecuador is disbanded
after failed coup-d'etat. Flags with Eakins's face are burned
in the Plaza de la Independencia in Quito.
||Publication of William Gainey's novel, The
Slugger From Pendleton, in which the character of the reclusive author Kent Jenkins is
based on Eakins. Optioned for film in 2007.
||Eakins appears in a brief cameo on the situational comedy,
The Simpsons (voiced by actor Bill Janeway). Eakins is seen on
safari in Africa, hunting lions with a spear and eating a hot
||Eakins Society of St. Rose, Louisiana, celebrates its fiftieth
anniversary with gala celebration and Mississippi River boat
tour of sites from Eakins's early Louisiana stories.