A hall, wall, or walk of fame is a list of individuals, achievements, or animals, usually chosen by a group of electors, to mark their fame in their field. In some cases, these halls of fame consist of actual halls or museums which enshrine the honorees with sculptures, plaques, and displays of memorabilia and general information regarding the inducted recipients. Sometimes, the honorees' plaques may instead be posted on a wall (hence a "wall of fame") or inscribed on a sidewalk (as in a "walk of fame", walk of stars or "avenue of fame"). In other cases, the hall of fame is more figurative and simply consists of a list of names of noteworthy people and their achievements and contributions. The lists are maintained by an organization or community, and may be national, state, local, or private.
The English-language term was popularised in the United States by the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at Bronx Community College, in New York City, in the form of a sculpture gallery completed in 1900 and officially declared the following year in 1901. Its inspiration is the Ruhmeshalle ("Hall of Fame") in Munich, Germany. The Walhalla memorial in Bavaria, Germany, is an even earlier hall of fame, conceived in 1807 and built between 1830 and 1842. The meaning of "fame" has changed over the years, originally meaning "renown" as opposed to today's more common meaning of "celebrity."
The Aerospace Walk of Honor in Lancaster, California, USA, honors test pilots who have contributed to aviation and space research and development.
The Aerospace Walk of Honor awards were established in 1990 by the City of Lancaster "to recognize the important contributions of unique and talented aviators who soared above the rest." Lancaster is located in the Antelope Valley, near four flight test facilities: US Air Force Plant 42, Edwards AFB, Mojave Air and Space Port and Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. The Walk of Honor program officially concluded in August 2009.
The Walk of Honor is located on Lancaster Boulevard between Sierra Highway to the east and 10th Street West and is anchored by Boeing Plaza, which has a restored F-4 Phantom II on display. Honorees are memorialized with granite monuments located along Lancaster Boulevard. Test pilots who receive awards were inducted annually in late summer.
The Walk of Honor monuments and activities are funded by several aerospace companies, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, all of which perform flight test operations in the Antelope Valley.Almeria Walk of Fame
Almeria Walk of Fame (Paseo de la fama de Almería in Spanish) is the Walk of Fame located in Almeria, Spain, similar to Hollywood Walk of Fame.Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame
Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame is an award for Australian martial artists practitioners of any style, The hall of fame recognises those who make an outstanding contribution to martial arts, consistently demonstrate excellence and unselfishly promote the growth of martial arts. The current president is Les Elliott and Vice President John Whipp.Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame
The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame is a museum located in Longreach, Queensland, Australia, which pays tribute to pioneers of the Australian outback. The centre is also dedicated to Australian stockmen and Aborigines who have shown bravery and courage.
The founder of the Hall of Fame was artist Hugh Sawrey, a well-known painter and former stockman, who had the name registered in 1974, put up the initial funding, and enlisted supporters. His vision was to create a memorial to the explorers, overlanders, pioneers and settlers of outback Australia. This dream was shared by other outstanding Australians, including the legendary R. M. Williams.Longreach was chosen as the location because of its historical role as a stock route junction and because of its current transport links. The original information centre, a sandstone cottage built by R. M. Williams, complete with hand adzed timber and black marble floors, was restored to its original character and now houses the Hall of Fame’s growing library collection.
In 1980, an architectural design competition was announced by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. Construction began in July 1985.The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 29 April 1988. The structure was designed by Sydney architect Feiko Bouman and provides 2,500 m² of usable floor space.Gold medals once belonging to legendary sheep shearer Jackie Howe are on display.In 2009 as part of the Q150 celebrations, the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame was announced as one of the Q150 Icons of Queensland for its role as a "location".BC Entertainment Hall of Fame
The BC Entertainment Hall of Fame in Vancouver was founded on 24 July 1992 to honour British Columbians that have made outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry. Star Walk inductees are featured with a plaque on the Walk of Fame on Granville Street and in a Starwall gallery in the Orpheum. Individuals and organizations can be nominated and inducted. The City of Vancouver provides guided tours of the Orpheum and BC Entertainment Hall of Fame Starwall to which the proceeds go back into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame fund.The selection process can take several years from the time the nomination to when its given. Dorothy Davies was one of the first Star Walk inductees.Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame
The Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame is a rarely presented honor presented by American magazine Billboard at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The accolade was established in 1994 to recognize musical personalities who have commercially and critically impacted the Latin music industry. This includes artists who laid the "artistic foundation" for contemporary Latin music. Potential recipients are nominated by Billboard's editorial committee, which decides the merit of each nominee with regards to their contribution to Latin music. Artists chosen to be inducted into the Latin Music Hall of Fame include individuals who exemplify Latin music, are pivotal or iconic pioneers, and whose works are a developmental milestone in the Latin music industry.Cuban musicians Celia Cruz and Cachao were the first artists to be inducted into the Latin Music Hall of Fame at the inaugural Billboard Latin Music Awards in 1994. Selena and Raúl Alarcón, Sr. are the only recipients to have been inducted posthumously in 1995 and 2009, respectively. Selena was named "Hot Latin Track Artist of the Year" in the same year she was inducted. Alarcón, Sr. is the first non-recording artist to have been inducted into the Latin Music Hall of Fame. José José and Marco Antonio Solís have also been recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award. José José received the Lifetime Achievement in 2013 while Solís was given the award twice, in 2005 and 2016.Hall of fame (disambiguation)
Hall of fame is a type of attraction established for any field of endeavor to honor individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field.
Hall of Fame may also refer to:
"Hall of Fame" (song), a 2012 song by The Script
Hall of Fame (Count Basie album), an album by Count Basie recorded in 1956 and released in 1959
Hall of Fame (The Moody Blues album), a 2000 live album by The Moody Blues
Hall of Fame (Big Sean album), the second studio album by American rapper Big Sean
Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob Marley's 50th Anniversary, an album by Bunny Wailer
F2D Presents: Hall of Fame, a 2017 album by South African hip hop collective Fresh 2 DefHollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing the names of a mix of musicians, actors, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others. The Walk of Fame is administered by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and maintained by the self-financing Hollywood Historic Trust. It is a popular tourist destination, with a reported 10 million visitors in 2003. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce holds trademark rights to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Latin Grammy Hall of Fame
The Latin Grammy Hall of Fame is a hall of fame established by the Latin Recording Academy to recognize "early recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that were released more than 25 years ago". LARAS is also the same organization that distributes the Latin Grammy Awards. The albums and songs are picked by a panel of recording-arts professionals, such as musicologists and historians, and selected from all major categories of Latin music.The first inductions were made in 2001 to honor 17 recordings. These included Santana's cover of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va", Javier Solís's rendition of "Sabor a Mí" and the 1948 performance of Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez by Regino Sainz de la Maza and the Orquesta Nacional de España. The inductions have each occurred six years apart from one another.
"La Bamba" by Ritchie Valens and Chega de Saudade by João Gilberto were also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000. Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz and João Gilberto won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year at the 7th Annual Grammy Awards in 1965. "El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)" by Don Azpiazu and Cuban Jam Sessions in Miniature/Descargas by Cachao were inducted into the National Recording Registry in 2005 and 2012 respectively. "Eres Tú" by Mocedades placed second on the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest. Brazilian musician Antônio Carlos Jobim is the artist with the most works inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame with four recordings.List of halls of fame inducting Elvis Presley
This is a list of Halls and Walks of Fame that have inducted Elvis Presley as a member.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Country Music Hall of Fame
Rockabilly Hall of Fame
Gospel Hall of Fame
Honky Tonk Hall of Fame
Memphis Music Hall of Fame
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame
Mississippi Walk of Fame
Shreveport's Walk of Stars
Mississippi Hall of Fame
Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience Hall of Fame
The Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame Museum
UK Music Hall of Fame
Playboy Jazz and Pop Hall of Fame
Hit Parade Hall of Fame
Christian Music Hall of Fame
411 Music Hall of Fame
Memorable Music Hall of Fame
Kenpo Karate Hall of Fame
Martial Arts Hall of Fame
America's Pop Music Hall of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Las Vegas Walk of StarsList of historical societies
This is a partial List of historical and heritage societies from around the world. The sections provided are not mutually exclusive. Many historical societies websites are their museums' websites. List is organized by location and later by specialization.Motorsports Hall of Fame
There are numerous Motorsports Hall of Fames:
Auto Racing Hall of Fame - United States
Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame - Canada
International Motorsports Hall of Fame - autoracers from around the world
Motorcycle Hall of Fame - United States
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America - United States
NASCAR Hall of Fame - United States
National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame - United States
National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame - United States
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum - United States
Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame - off-road racers from around the world
SCCA Hall of Fame - Sports Car Club of America, United StatesNew York State Writers Hall of Fame
The New York State Writers Hall of Fame or NYS Writers Hall of Fame is a project established in 2010 by the Empire State Center for the Book and the Empire State Book Festival and headquartered at the New York State Library in Albany, New York. The Hall of Fame was established "to highlight the rich literary heritage of the New York State and to recognize the legacy of individual New York State writers."New writers, both living and deceased, have been inducted annually since 2010. The six members of the Class of 2019, which includes three living and three deceased writers, will be inducted at a dinner in Manhattan on June 4, 2019.Plaza de las Estrellas
Plaza de las Estrellas is a shopping center located in Mexico City. It was built in 1982. It is best known as the site of the Paseo de las Luminarias, the Mexican equivalent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Gloria Funtanet, one of the Plaza's developers, created the Paseo to honor Mexicans and Latin-Americans in showbusiness, most notably the motion picture, television, theatrical, and recording industries, of which Mexico City is the center in Latin America. Since the Paseo's dedication, which coincided with the Plaza's opening, over 1,000 entertainers, mostly from Mexico, have been inducted. The inductees are honored with a star and their handprints embedded on square tiles. The Paseo is located in the upper level of the shopping center, and doubles as the main walkway to and from the stores located on that level.
The Paseo is the Plaza's main attraction. The Plaza has a Cinemex movie theater, 200 stores, restaurants, food court, banks, and a hotel (El Hotel del Prado).Rugby League Hall of Fame
The Rugby League Hall of Fame is an International Hall of Fame that was combined and continually has additions from the Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame, British Rugby League Hall of Fame, Fédération Française de Rugby à XIII and the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame. There are currently fifty-seven members in the Hall of Fame.St. Louis Walk of Fame
The St. Louis Walk of Fame honors notable people from St. Louis, Missouri, who made contributions to the culture of the United States. All inductees were either born in the Greater St. Louis area or spent their formative or creative years there. Contribution can be in any area; most of the current inductees made their achievements in acting, entertainment, music, sports, art/architecture, broadcasting, journalism, science/education and literature.As of June 2017, the walk consisted of 147 brass stars and bronze plaques, each containing an inductee's name and a summary of his or her accomplishments. The stars and plaques are set into the sidewalks of Delmar Boulevard in the Delmar Loop area, which is mostly in University City, Missouri, an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis. The walk is about five miles (eight kilometers) west of the indoor Gateway Classic Walk of Fame, a recognition given by another organization, though some, including Dick Gregory, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Ozzie Smith, have received hall of fame recognition from both St. Louis groups.Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame
The Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame mission is "to recognize those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to Staten Island sports history, and by virtue of their accomplishments, service, or force of character, have enriched that history for all time.”
The first Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony was conducted at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theatre in 1995 when 11 recipients were honored in recognition of their noteworthy accomplishments.Walk of Fame Bucharest
Walk of Fame (Romanian: Aleea Celebrităților) is a project organized by Cocor and Metropolis Theater. The actors thus honored receive a star on the boulevard in Time Square (Romanian: Piața Timpului), in Bucharest, Romania. The criterion for choosing actors depends on the month in which they were born. The project is similar to that in Łódź, Poland, and is inspired by the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles, United States. The Walk of Fame was inaugurated on January 31, 2011.