List of halls and walks of fame

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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 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" or an "avenue of fame"). In others, the hall of fame is more figurative and simply consists of a list of names of noteworthy people or achievements. 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, completed in 1900. 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 1900 and 1907. The meaning of "fame" has changed over the years, originally meaning "renown" as opposed to today's more common meaning of "celebrity."[1]


Halls of fame[edit]

Aviation and space[edit]

Music[edit]

Show business and theater[edit]

Sports[edit]

All sports[edit]

See: Category:All-sports halls of fame

College sports[edit]

See: Category:College sports halls of fame in the United States

American football[edit]

New England Patriots Hall of Fame

Association football[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

Baseball and softball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Motorsports[edit]

Professional wrestling[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Other sports[edit]

Other halls of fame[edit]

Walls of fame[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Walks of fame[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. Rubin (1997). "The Mall of Fame". The Atlantic Monthly 280 (1): 14–18. 
  2. ^ S. Pajot (30 April 2014). "Gloria Estefan, Five Others Being Inducted to Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame". Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  3. ^ *http://thenewyorkcityminute.com/2011/11/15/the-bronx-walk-of-fame/
  4. ^ "The Names of Munira Bulatova and Salavat Fatkhutdinov Light up on the Alley of Stars in Kazan" (Russian: На Аллее звезд в Казани зажглись имена Муниры Булатовой и Салавата Фатхудтинова)