List of halls and walks of fame

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Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles, California, where honorees are named on plaques surrounded by stars
Walhalla hall-of-fame temple, Germany

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 that 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 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 term[edit]

The English-language term was popularised in the United States by the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, a sculpture gallery completed in 1900 and officially dedicated in 1901. Located in The Bronx in New York City, it is on the campus of Bronx Community College (until 1973 the University Heights campus of New York University). It was inspired by the Ruhmeshalle ("Hall of Fame") in Munich, Germany. The Walhalla memorial in Bavaria, Germany, is an 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" for achievement, as opposed to today's more common meaning of "celebrity".[1]

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Aviation and space[edit]



Show business, media, and theater[edit]

Professional wrestling[edit]

Sports and games[edit]

Multiple sports[edit]

College sports[edit]


Association football[edit]

Australian rules football (AFL)[edit]

Baseball and softball[edit]


Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts




Gridiron football[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]


Martial Arts[edit]


Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Table tennis[edit]


Water polo[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Board and card games[edit]

Other sports[edit]

Cowboy and rodeo[edit]


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United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Walks of fame[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rubin, Richard (July 1997). "The Mall of Fame". The Atlantic Monthly. Vol. 280 no. 1. pp. 14–18. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  2. ^ S. Pajot (30 April 2014). "Gloria Estefan, Five Others Being Inducted to Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame". Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame". Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  4. ^ Requena, Pablo (1 August 2015). "Un 'Paseo de la Fama' en Almería (con ruta ociosa incluida)". Weeky. La agenda Pirata de la provincia de Almería (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  5. ^ *"The Bronx Walk of Fame". Archived from the original on 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
  6. ^ "Hollywood Walk of Fame". Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong". Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  8. ^ "The Names of Munira Bulatova and Salavat Fatkhutdinov Light up on the Alley of Stars in Kazan" Archived 2007-11-10 at the Wayback Machine (Russian: На Аллее звезд в Казани зажглись имена Муниры Булатовой и Салавата Фатхудтинова)
  9. ^ "Piotrkowska 65–67". Urząd Miasta Łodzi. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  10. ^ "Piotrkowska 71–77". Urząd Miasta Łodzi. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  11. ^ "Piotrkowska 76–78". Urząd Miasta Łodzi. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  12. ^ "Hotel Grand". Urząd Miasta Łodzi. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  13. ^ "Walk of Western Stars". Retrieved 2021-02-27.

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