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    Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame

    The Ohio State Varsity "O" Hall of Fame is the athletic hall of fame for The Ohio State University. Its purpose is to recognize individuals who have contributed to the honor and fame of the University in the field of athletics. An athlete must have earned at least one Varsity "O" letter to be eligible. An athlete is considered for recognition a minimum of five years after the graduation of his or her class. A coach or member of the athletic department must have served the Ohio State University for at least 15 years to be considered. The first 23 members of the Varsity "O" Hall of Fame were inducted in September, 1977. These are the names of those charter inductees: The Ohio State Varsity "O" Hall of Fame includes the following members:
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    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame

    The Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 to "promote greater awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of big band and jazz music". The organization has inducted more than 200 individuals into its Hall of Fame, maintains an extensive biographical database, and aspires to create a permanent museum and concert hall (similar to other Halls of Fame). This organization is distinct from the International Jazz Hall of Fame, a name trademarked by the Charlie Parker Foundation of Kansas City, MO, United States. Although the International Jazz Hall of Fame has not been realized, Kansas City is now home to the American Jazz Museum. Louis Armstrong - Duke Ellington - Benny Goodman - Glenn Miller - Ella Fitzgerald Charlie Parker - Bix Beiderbecke - Fletcher Henderson - Miles Davis - Billie Holiday John Coltrane - James P. Johnson - Thelonious Monk - Earl Hines - Lester Young - Frank Sinatra Count Basie - Tommy Dorsey - Charlie Christian - Woody Herman - Buddy Rich - Billy Strayhorn - W. C. Handy - Bessie Smith Jelly Roll Morton - Stan Kenton - Art Blakey - Charles Mingus - Coleman Hawkins - Dizzy Gillespie -Bill Evans - Sarah Vaughan Sidney Bechet -
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    Scotland Football Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Scotland national football team roll of honour is a list set up by the Scottish Football Association which recognises players who have gained 50 or more international caps for Scotland. There are currently 28 players on the roll of honour, with Gary Caldwell the most recent addition. He made his 50th appearance for Scotland on 8 September 2012, when the team played Serbia . The roll of honour was launched in February 1988, when 11 players had already achieved the distinction. Each player inducted receives a commemorative gold medal, an invitation to every Scotland home match and has their portrait hung in the Scottish Football Museum.
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    Automotive Hall of Fame

    The Automotive Hall of Fame is an American museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of automobile industry pioneers. Since its founding in 1939, the Automotive Hall of Fame has enshrined over 200 cars and receives nearly 30,000 visitors per year. The Automotive Hall of Fame was originally constructed in Washington DC, but moved to Midland, Michigan in 1971. Over 200 members have been inducted in the hall of fame, representatives from Mercedes Benz, Bosch, Bugatti, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Daimler, Dodge, Durant, Duryea, Ferrari, Ford, Honda, Maybach, Olds, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Sloan and Toyota are among those already inducted. The four recognized categories are: Today it is Located in the metro Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, where it lies adjacent to The Henry Ford Museum. To be eligible for the hall of fame, a person has to be either retired from the industry or deceased. Furthermore they “must have significantly impacted the development of the automobile or the motor vehicle industry,” in order to win.
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    National Railroad Hall of Fame

    The US National Railroad Hall of Fame was established in 2003 and recognized by Congressional resolutions in 2003 and 2004. The main offices of the hall of fame are in Galesburg, Illinois.
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    PBA Hall of Fame

    The Philippine Basketball Association Hall of Fame is an institution that honors selected former players and personalities of the Philippine Basketball Association. It was launched in 2005 during the Reunion Game pitting two teams consisting of the 25 Greatest Players in PBA History. In 2005, it inducted its first 12 members to the group.
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    NABJ Hall of Fame

    The NABJ Hall of Fame is a hall of fame project of the National Association of Black Journalists honoring African-American and other journalists. The original Hall of Fame list was established on April 5, 1990, with the indictution of seven individuals. No further individuals were inducted until the Hall of Fame was revived by the NABJ in 2004. Since 2004, several individuals have been inducted to the Hall of Fame each year. Nominations are approved by the NABJ Board of Directors, and new inductees are installed annually at the NABJ Hall of Fame Banquet and Inductions. Thirty-nine individuals are currently inductees in the Hall of Fame. 1990 original inductees Seven individuals were inducted to the Hall of Fame at the time of its creation. 2004 "legendary" inductees In 2004, the NABJ revived the Hall of Fall, and the Board of Directors (upon a "strong recommendation" from the NABJ Hall of Fame Screening Committee) voted in April 2004 to posthumously induct ten historical journalists (referred to on the NABJ's website as "legendary figures") as a one-time measure. The ten inductees were: 2004 contemporary inductees 2005 inductees 2006 inductees 2007 inductees 2008 inductees 2009
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    WCW Hall of Fame

    The World Championship Wrestling (WCW) Hall of Fame was an American professional wrestling hall of fame maintained by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). It was established in 1993 to honor wrestlers who began their careers long before the 1990s, mostly alumni of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), the predecessors of WCW. Inductees received commemorative plaques that had their names inscribed on it. Wrestlers were inducted by Gordon Solie, a senior announcer in professional wrestling, and received their plaque during the "Legends Reunion" segment at WCW's May pay-per-view event, Slamboree. The WCW Hall of Fame was the second hall of fame established to honor professional wrestlers, after the creation of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Hall of Fame in February 1993. After the 1995 Hall of Fame ceremony, WCW stopped the production of the Hall of Fame without a formal announcement. In 2001, after WCW filed for bankruptcy, the WWF acquired all of its assets; this led to the formal stoppage of the WCW Hall of Fame. The WWF, however, stopped producing its Hall of Fame ceremony after 1996. In 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), the WWF's
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    Anaheim/Orange County Walk of Stars

    The Anaheim Walk of Stars is a venue in Anaheim, California which honors those who have made significant contributions to Anaheim's and Orange County's national and international prominence. Recipients are honored with granite stars on sidewalks in the Anaheim Resort area, similar to the well-known Hollywood Walk of Fame. The venue's official website also cites similarities to venues in Las Vegas and Palm Springs. The venue was started as part of a celebration of Anaheim's 150th anniversary. The current stretch is situated along the Harbor Boulevard pedestrian entrance to the Disneyland Resort. Honorees as of July 2010 include:
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    Canadian Golf Hall of Fame

    The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum and hall of fame covering the history of the game of golf in Canada, and celebrating the careers and accomplishments of the most significant contributors to the game in that country. Operated by Golf Canada (governed by the Royal Canadian Golf Association), the governing body of golf in Canada, it is located on the grounds of Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, and is composed of an exhibit space (designed around 18 display spaces or 'holes'), a golf-related research library, and archives (containing both historical materials and the corporate records of the RCGA). The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame is affiliated with the Canadian Museums Association, the Canadian Heritage Information Network, the International Sports Heritage Association, the Canadian Association for Sports Heritage, the Ontario Museum Association, and the Virtual Museum of Canada. Inductees in the hall of fame are divided into three categories: professional players, amateur players and builders - this last being those who have contributed to the development and success of the game in some exceptional fashion, whether it be primarily as coaches,
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    Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

    Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is a sports hall of fame located in Portsmouth, Virginia. Founded in 1972, it moved to its current location in 2005. More than 200 athletes, coaches, administrators and others have been inducted into the hall. The museum also features interactive exhibits which allow children to test their skills in basketball, football, baseball, soccer and more. There are nine exhibit areas featuring twenty sports.
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    French Horse Racing Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The French Horse Racing Hall of Fame as established by France Galop, the governing authority for Thoroughbred horse races in France. French Horse Racing is a nationally honored sport, as each year thousands gather to observe the races. The French Horse Racing Hall of Fame was erected in 1899, but burned down in 1914, it was rebuilt in 1919. Alphabetical listing of horses inducted into the France Galop Hall of Fame:
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    International Motorsports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The International Motorsports Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame dedicated to enshrining those who have contributed the most to auto racing either as a driver, owner, developer or engineer. Although people of many nationalities have been inducted (including racing legends such as Fangio, Moss, Senna) the majority of inductees chosen by the American organization are American drivers who competed in domestic series (particularly NASCAR). The last driver to be inducted who was not an American national was Nigel Mansell in 2005. It was founded in 1982 by Bill France, Sr., the founder of NASCAR, and is currently located in Talladega, Alabama, adjacent to Talladega Superspeedway. To be nominated, the person must be retired from their specialty in motorsports for at least five years unless approved on special means (age or worthy of special early induction). They are voted on by a 150-member panel from the American auto racing media. Due to the opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, there was no class of 2010.
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    Magic: The Gathering Hall of Fame

    The Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Hall of Fame was started in 2005 to honor the most successful Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour players. The first inductions came on the tenth anniversary of the first Pro Tour event, and new Hall of Famers will be determined annually. Players with at least 100 Pro Point can be voted in the Hall of Fame if they get more than 40% of the election committee's votes. Currently there are 33 players from 10 different countries in the Hall of Fame. In order to appear on the Hall of Fame selection ballot, a player must meet the following three requirements: Players who enter the Hall of Fame receive a special commemorative ring at a ceremony at the World Championship in the year they are inducted. Additionally, the player is guaranteed entry to any Pro Tour event for the rest of his or her life. The Selection Committee and Player's Committee vote on who to induct into the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Selection Committee includes Wizards' employees, DCI members, judges, and reporters who are heavily influential in Magic design, development, and rules, as well as the Pro Tour. The Players' Committee consists of all Pro Tour players who have 100 or more
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    Walk of Fame of Cabaret

    Walk of Fame of Cabaret

    The Walk of Fame of Cabaret is a sidewalk between Proviant-Magazin and Schönborner Hof in Mainz, Germany, which is embedded with more than 40 seven-pointed irregularly shaped stars featuring the names of cabaret celebrities selected by a group of experts and honored by several sponsors for their contributions to the cabaret culture. The first stars, awarded on July 16, 2004, were inaugurated in the presence of Christina Weiss, Culture Representative and Minister of State of Germany and Kurt Beck, the premier of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. In January 2007, Peter Hammerschlag was honored, and his became the 43rd star on the walk. The Walk of Fame runs north to south between Münsterstraße and Schillerstraße. Each star consists of a stainless-steel seven-pointed irregularly shaped star, inlaid into a bronze square. Inside the star, the signature of the honoree is etched. The full name of the honoree in capital letters can be seen on the bronze square, as well as the sponsor in normal letters. The committee of experts initially selected 80 deceased stars to be honored on the walk of fame. Additionally to these, each year a living author or interpreter receives a
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    Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (ASHOF) is a state museum located in Birmingham, Alabama, dedicated to communicating the state’s athletic history. The museum displays over 5,000 objects related to athletes who were born in Alabama or earned fame through athletics that reflects positively upon the state, usually through excellence at an educational institution or sporting event in Alabama. The ASHOF was established by state legislative act on August 14, 1967. The ASHOF currently lists over 200 inductees, including five of the top 15 athletes selected as the greatest of the last century by ESPN. Nationally prominent members include Jesse Owens, Hank Aaron, Joe Louis, Willie Mays, Carl Lewis, Chase Riddle, Don Hutson, Shug Jordan and Paul "Bear" Bryant. A complete list can be found on the museum’s official website. The museum has an annual induction banquet each year, where it inducts between six and eight persons who have contributed to the athletic arena in some capacity. At least two of these inductees are in the "old-timer" category, which covers persons before the modern sports era. Each year also brings a "Distinguished Sportsman" inductee. This is usually an Alabama sportsman,
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    National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

    National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

    The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is a museum and association which honors women of the American West who have displayed courage or spirit and who have distinguished themselves while exemplifying the pioneer spirit. The facility is located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas, USA, adjacent to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The museum was begun in the small basement of the library in Hereford, the seat of Deaf Smith County in West Texas by Margaret Clark Formby (1929–2003), wife of the radio broadcaster Clint Formby. Formby sought for a larger city to take over the exhibits, and Fort Worth won the competition. Formby's husband's uncle was the Texas politician Marshall Formby, a state senator, highway commissioner, and gubernatorial candidate. The following people have been honored:
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    Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is located in Macon, Georgia, USA. It is the largest state sports hall of fame in America at 43,000 square feet (4,000 m). The Hall of Fame houses over 14,000 square feet (1,300 m) of exhibit space broken down into sections including Hall of Fame Inductees, High School, collegiate sports, Olympic, Paralympic, Professional Sports, and Great Moments in Georgia Sports History areas. Interactive exhibits in the museum include NASCAR simulators, basketball and football games, and computer programs. The Hall of Fame is owned by the state of Georgia and operated by the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Authority. It is governed by an 18-member Authority appointed by the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives of the State of Georgia. The Hall of Fame portion of the museum was created in 1956 as the Georgia Prep Sports Hall of Fame. In 1963 it was expanded to encompass prep, college, amateur and professional sports. In 1978 the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame was officially created by the Georgia State Legislature. Then, in 1994 the state of Georgia appropriated $6.5 million to construct the Sports Hall of fame museum, and added another
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    International Boxing Hall of Fame

    International Boxing Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The modern International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) is located in Canastota, New York, United States, within driving distance from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta. The IBHOF is one of two recognized international boxing halls of fame, with the other being the World Boxing Hall of Fame. The first Boxing Hall of Fame was sponsored by Ring magazine and located for decades at the offices of the Madison Square Garden in New York City. However, in 1990, as a consequence of an initiative by Ed Brophy to honor Canastota's world boxing champions, Carmen Basilio and Basilio's nephew, Billy Backus, the village of Canastota inaugurated the new museum, which showcases boxing's rich history. Multi-award winning artist Richard T. Slone was named their official artist of the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997 and remains so to this day. There are ceremonies conducted every year to honor the inductees and the ceremonies are attended by many former world boxing champions, boxing celebrities and Hollywood celebrities each year. Professional boxers have to wait five years after retirement to be eligible for election into the
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    Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame was instituted in 1995 to recognize the careers of former Boston Red Sox baseball players. A 15-member selection committee of Red Sox broadcasters and executives, past and present media personnel, and representatives from The Sports Museum of New England and the BoSox Club are responsible for nominating candidates. The criteria for selection into the Hall is as follows: The following are members of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, by virtue of prior induction to the NBHOF: The following were inducted in ceremonies held on November 1, 1995, September 8, 1997, May 18, 2000, November 14, 2002, November 10, 2004, November 9, 2006, November 7, 2008, July 25, 2009, September 17, 2010, and March 28, 2012.
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    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Rock music
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It is dedicated to archiving the history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers and others who have, in some major way, influenced the music industry through the genre of rock music. The museum is part of the city's redeveloped North Coast Harbor. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a complex located in Cleveland, Ohio devoted to performers, creators, promoters, and others associated with the growth and popularity of rock and roll music. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was created April 20, 1983. However, it had no home. The search committee considered several cities, including Memphis (home of Sun Studios and Stax Records), Detroit (home of Motown Records), Cincinnati (home of King Records), New York City, and Cleveland. Cleveland lobbied hard to be chosen, citing that Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed is widely credited with promoting the new genre (and the term) of "rock and roll", and that Cleveland was the location of the first rock and roll concert. Civic leaders in Cleveland pledged
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    Georgia Music Hall of Fame

    Georgia Music Hall of Fame

    The Georgia Music Hall of Fame was located in downtown Macon, Georgia from 1996 until it closed in 2011. The Hall of Fame preserved and interpreted the state's rich musical heritage through programs of collection, exhibition, education and performance; it attempted to foster an appreciation for Georgia music and tried to stimulate economic growth through a variety of dynamic partnerships and initiatives statewide. The Hall of Fame closed due to low attendance and reduced state funding. Mercer University purchased the former Hall of Fame building in June 2012; the university will use the building for expanded programs within its School of Medicine. Among the artists who have been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame are: The Georgia Music Hall of Fame's permanent exhibit space was designed to resemble a Georgia town where venues such as the Jazz and Swing Club, Vintage Vinyl and Rhythm & Blues Revue house artifacts, interpretive text and audio visual elements. Temporary exhibits included "Keeps Calling Me Home: A Gram Parsons Retrospective", "Let Freedom Sing: Music and the Civil Rights Movement" and '"Otis Redding: I’ve Got Dreams to Remember", named “Museum Exhibition of
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    Television Hall of Fame

    The Television Academy Hall of Fame was founded by a former president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, John H. Mitchell, to honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to television. In the words of the selection committee, the Hall of Fame is for "persons who have made outstanding contributions in the arts, sciences or management of television, based upon either cumulative contributions and achievements or a singular contribution or achievement." Mitchell remained the chair of the Hall of Fame until his death in January 1988. He was succeeded by Edgar J. Scherick, who in turn passed the reins to Norman Lear. The Television Hall of Fame does not have a museum open to the public like the Country Music Hall of Fame or Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or other such "halls of fame" and does not appear to have plans for one in the near future. The first ceremony in 1984 celebrated the careers of Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Paddy Chayefsky, Norman Lear, Edward R. Murrow, William S. Paley and David Sarnoff. The honorees received glass statuettes in the form of two ballet dancers that were created by sculptor and painter Pascal to reflect the self-discipline required
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    International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame

    Induction to the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, called the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor from its creation in 1991 through 2006, is managed by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and the Hall itself is maintained at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky. Each year a nominating committee creates a slate of 10-15 candidates. From these names, electors cast ballots to narrow the nominees to five finalists. There are over 200 electors who, themselves, must have participated actively in bluegrass for at least 10 years, and must merit respect and recognition for their accomplishments and/or knowledge in one or more aspects of the field. After the five finalists have been selected, the electors again vote to select the inductee(s) for that year. The name(s) of the newest Hall of Honor inductee(s) are made public immediately following the final stage of balloting and the formal induction takes place each year during the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show.
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    Pro Football Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame for professional football in the United States with an emphasis on the National Football League (NFL). The hall opened in Canton, Ohio, on September 7, 1963, with 17 charter enshrinees. Including the most recent six honorees announced in February 2012, there are a total 267 members of the Hall of Fame. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is unique among North American major league sports halls of fame in that officials are not inducted. The Baseball Hall of Fame, Basketball Hall of Fame and Hockey Hall of Fame have each inducted game officials as members. Canton, Ohio was selected as the location for the Hall of Fame for three reasons: First, the NFL was founded in Canton in 1920 (at that time it was known as the American Professional Football Association); second, the now-defunct Canton Bulldogs were a successful NFL team based in Canton during the first few years of the league; and finally, the community of Canton successfully lobbied the NFL to have the Hall built in their city. Groundbreaking for the building was held on August 11, 1962. The original building contained just two rooms, and 19,000 square feet (1,800 m) of interior
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    English Football Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The English Football Hall of Fame is housed at the National Football Museum, currently being relocated to Manchester, England. The Hall aims to celebrate and highlight the achievements of the all-time top English footballing talents, as well as non-English players and managers who have become significant figures in the history of the English game. New members are added each year, with an induction ceremony being held in September/October, formerly at varying locations, but exclusively at the Museum itself following its move to Manchester's Urbis building in 2012. To be considered for induction players must be either retired or, if their careers are still ongoing, at least 30 years of age. All inductees must also have played/managed for at least five years in England. Members of the Hall of Fame are selected by a panel. Initially, this panel comprised ex-players Jimmy Armfield, Sir Trevor Brooking (also one of the museum's Vice Presidents), Jimmy Hill, Mark Lawrenson (also an Ambassador of the museum) and Gordon Taylor, all of whom had become professional pundits and/or senior figures in the game after retiring. They have since been joined by former England manager Graham Taylor and
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    Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

    Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

    The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame is a proposed hall of fame to be located in Wolf Point, Montana, as designated by the State of Montana in 2003. The hall of fame is currently raising funds and was granted US$0.5 million in state funds for site development and project planning during a 2007 special session of the legislature. The stated goal is to "honor those cowboys of the State of Montana who have led their lives in the companionship and duty of the cowboy spirit". The first round of legacy award inductees was announced on April 8, 2008. Trustees from the twelve districts voted on the nominees to arrive at 51 foundational members of the hall of fame. This initial round includes nominees who made their impact on Montana's western heritage between 1860 and 1920. An additional round of legacy award inductees is expected to be announced in 2009. District 1 (Daniels, Phillips, Roosevelt, Sheridan, and Valley counties) District 2 (Dawson, Garfield, McCone, Prairie, Richland, and Wibaux counties) District 3 (Carter, Custer, Fallon, Powder River, Rosebud, and Treasure counties) District 4 (Blaine, Chouteau, Hill, and Liberty counties) District 5 (Cascade, Glacier, Pondera, Teton and Toole
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    Aerospace Walk of Honor

    Aerospace Walk of Honor

    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." A center of the flight test community, Lancaster is located in the Antelope Valley, near four flight test facilities: US Air Force Plant 42, Edwards AFB, Mojave Spaceport and Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. 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 hosts a restored F-4 Phantom II mounted on a pylon. Honorees are memorialized with granite monuments located along Lancaster Boulevard. Test pilots who receive awards are 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. (Alphabetical, with year of induction)
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    Alabama Hall of Fame

    The Alabama Hall of Fame was established by Act of Alabama No. 646 (1951) to recognize "worthy citizens of the state who rendered outstanding service or who won fame on account of their achievements as to make them exceptional in the history of Alabama". Its membership consists of people considered to be instrumental to the history of the state of Alabama, as selected by a nine-member board. The board was dissolved in 1990.
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    Astronaut Hall of Fame

    Astronaut Hall of Fame

    The United States Astronaut Hall of Fame, located just south of Titusville, Florida, honors American astronauts and features the world's largest collection of their personal memorabilia, focusing on those astronauts who have been inducted into the Hall; as well as Sigma 7, the fifth manned Mercury spacecraft. It is operated as part of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, 6 miles (9.7 km) to the east on Merritt Island. In the 1980s, the six then-surviving Mercury Seven astronauts conceived of establishing a place where US space travelers could be remembered and honored, along the lines of halls of fame for other fields. The Mercury Seven Foundation and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation were formed and have a role in the current operations of the Hall of Fame. The foundation's first executive director was former Associated Press space reporter Howard Benedict. The Astronaut Hall of Fame was opened on October 29, 1990, by the U.S. Space Camp Foundation, which was the first owner of the facility. It was located next to the Florida branch of Space Camp. The Hall of Fame closed for several months in 2002 when U.S. Space Camp Foundation's creditors foreclosed on the property due to
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    National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame

    The National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame was established on June 16, 2005. The National Lacrosse League (NLL) has 7 teams in the United States and 3 in Canada. The NLL's board of governors will vote in the hall of fame members based on the individual’s record, ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character and contributions to the team or teams that individual was affiliated with or the league. The league will also have contributions of journalists and broadcasters inducted into the Hall of Fame. Currently, there is no building or location associated with the NLL Hall of Fame. The Hall is maintained by the NLL based in New York City.
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    National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame

    The National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1973 to honor and recognize outstanding American athletes, both amateur and professional, of Polish descent. Its mission is to recognize and preserve outstanding achievements by individuals of Polish Heritage in the field of sports and to educate the community with the hope of encouraging and inspiring personal excellence. Each year, inductees are elected in a nationwide vote among NPASHOF officers, Hall of Fame inductees and more than 500 members of the Sports Panel Council. With over 100 inductees, the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame has an outstanding collection of historic artifacts on display at the American Polish Cultural Center in Troy, Michigan. Stan Musial, the first inductee is represented with items worthy of being in Cooperstown. Visitors can also see uniforms worn by greats such as Steve Gromek, Carol Blazejowski, Mark Fidrych and Ed Olczyk; the boxing gloves used by 1940s heavyweight champion Tony Zale; basketballs, baseballs, footballs, and bowling balls used and signed by Mike Krzyzewski, Whitey Kurkowski, Ted Marchibroda, and Ed Lubanski. Among other items is a football signed
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    Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame

    The Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame, started in 1982, recognizes Canadians in broadcasting or entertainment related industries who have "achieved outstanding success in helping raise industry standards from a material or humanitarian standpoint." Candidates are nominated annually by Canada's five broadcasting associations and the executive committee of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters ("CAB"). The name of each inductee is inscribed in bronze on the Hall of Fame plaque at the CAB offices in Ottawa. Personalized plaques are also presented to either the inductees themselves or to their families.
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    Insurance Hall of Fame

    The Insurance Hall of Fame is an international list of business leaders in the insurance field. It was founded in 1957 and has more than 100 inductees. It is kept by the University of Alabama in the United States. Its first inductee was Benjamin Franklin, presumably for his efforts in establishing fire insurance companies in Philadelphia. The founder of GEICO, Leo Goodwin, Sr. is also on the list.The list of inductees is as follows.. 2011 Brian Duperreault United States Guy Carpenter United States 2010 Frank O ’Halloran Australia William C. Greenough USA 2009 Sir David Rowland United Kingdom Jack Byrne USA 2008 Patrick G. Ryan USA Professor G. S. Diwan India Dominic D' Alessandro Canada 2007 Frederic Reiss Bermuda Jose Manuel Martinez Spain Robert Clements USA 2006 Siegfried Sellitsch Austria Orio Giarini Italy 2005 William Meredith Canada Walter Kielholz Switzerland Ignacio Hernando de Larramendi Spain 2004 Kees J. Storm Netherlands Takeo Inokuchi Japan Per M. Hansson Norway 2003 Edmund Tse Hong Kong Clemente Cabello P. Mexico 2002 Lutgart Van den Berghe Belgium Aad Jacobs Netherlands Edison L. Bowers USA 2001 Josei Itoh Japan Leo Goodwin, Sr. USA James C. H. Anderson
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    Rodeo Hall of Fame

    Rodeo Hall of Fame

    The Rodeo Hall of Fame is located within the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.A.. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum was established in 1955 as the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum, from an idea proposed by Chester A. Reynolds, to honor the cowboy and his era. Later that same year, the named was changed to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum. In 1960 the name was changed aqain to the "National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center." The American Association of Museums gave the museum full accreditation in 2000, the year the museum took on its present name. The historical galleries include the American Cowboy Gallery, a look at the life and traditions of a working cowboy and ranching history; the American Rodeo Gallery, fashioned after a 1950s rodeo arena, provides a fascinating look at America's indigenous sport; the Joe Grandee Museum of the Frontier West Gallery, which exhibits some of the more than 4,500 artifacts once belonging to Western artist Joe Grandee; the Native American Gallery, focusing on the embellishments that Western tribes made to their everyday objects to reflect their beliefs and histories, and; the
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    ECWA Hall of Fame

    Established in 1982, the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) Hall of Fame honors performers and staff members alike for their contributions to the organization. There is no physical location for the Hall of Fame, though the organization acknowledges all inductees on its website
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    Japan Automotive Hall of Fame

    Japan Automotive Hall of Fame

    In the Western world, it is customary for those who have excelled in their chosen field - be it sports, art, medical research, industry, et cetera - to be held up and admired. Their achievements, more often than not, are recognized in a Hall of Fame. A person’s induction into such an establishment is indeed a celebrated accolade, on a par with having a building or road named in their honor. In America, on the site of the Henry Ford estate in Dearborn, there is an Automotive Hall of Fame, containing memorabilia and information on those inducted. In effect, the AHF is a museum of people, rather than a more conventional museum featuring various products or works of art. In the year 2000, an equivalent Hall of Fame was established in Tokyo, called the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame (or JAHFA), based at the National Science Museum. Since 2001, each year, five or six people have been inducted in an annual award ceremony held at the museum. With plans to involve other museums to help spread the word (as in Kumamoto, where a dedicated display was opened several years ago), the Japanese Automotive Hall of Fame (a registered NPO) serves a useful role, informing people of the outstanding
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    Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame

    Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame

    The Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame is a collection of plaques, mounted on a brick wall in the Ashburn Alley section of Citizens Bank Park, the ballpark of the Philadelphia Phillies. From 1978 to 2003, the Phillies inducted one figure from their franchise history and one notable person from the Philadelphia Athletics (A's) organization each year—with the exception of 1983, when the Phillies inducted their Centennial Team. Once Veterans Stadium closed in 2003, the wall plaques used to recognize the Phillies' members were moved to Citizens Bank Park; however, the Phillies no longer induct notable Athletics. Each person inducted into the Wall of Fame was honored with a metal plaque showing the person's face; their position with, and years of service to, the team; and a summary of their most important contributions. In March 2004, the Athletics' plaques were relocated to the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, and a single plaque listing all of the A's inductees was attached to a statue of Connie Mack located across the street from Citizens Bank Park. Originally, the goal of the Wall of Fame was to induct the greatest players in Phillies and Athletics
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    ARIA Hall of Fame

    ARIA Hall of Fame

    Since 1988 the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has inducted artists into its ARIA Hall of Fame. While most have been recognised at the annual ARIA Music Awards, in 2005 ARIA sought to create a separate standalone "ARIA Icons: Hall of Fame" event as only one or two acts could be inducted under the old format due to time restrictions. Since 2005 VH1 obtained the righs to broadcast the show live on Foxtel, Austar and Optus networks; and each year five or six acts were inducted into the Hall of Fame with an additional act inducted at the following ARIA Music Awards. At the 1 July 2008 Hall of Fame ceremony, held at the Melbourne Town Hall, ARIA stated that the Hall of Fame ceremony would be completely separate from the ARIA Music Awards - there would be no additional inductees at the latter ceremony. ARIA had opened the Hall of Fame ceremony to the general public for the first time, and ARIA president Ed St John announced that a new annual exhibition, at the Melbourne Arts Centre from November, would showcase memorabilia honouring the Hall of Fame inductees. In 2011, the ceremony returned to the general ARIA Music Awards with two new inductees. Seven artists have been
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    Australian Football Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Australian Football Hall of Fame was established in 1996, the Centenary year of the Australian Football League, to help recognise the contributions made to the sport of Australian rules football by players, umpires, media personalities, coaches and administrators. It was initially established with 136 inductees. As of 2008, this figure has grown to 219, including 22 "Legends". While those involved in the game from its inception in 1859 are theoretically eligible, very few outside of the major leagues – the Australian Football League (VFL/AFL), the Victorian Football League (VFA/VFL), the West Australian Football League (WAFL) and the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) – have been recognised to date. A committee considers candidates on the basis of their ability, integrity, sportsmanship and character. While the number of games played, coached or umpired, or years of service in the case of administrators and media representatives, is a consideration, it alone does not determine eligibility. Players must be retired from the game for at least three years before they become eligible for induction, while coaches, umpires, administrators and media representatives are
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    AVN Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Pornography
    This is a list of members of the AVN Hall of Fame. The AVN Hall of Fame honors the legends of the adult entertainment industry. Names and years of induction of members.
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    European Poker Players Hall of Fame

    The European Poker Players Hall of Fame was created by poker professional Bruce "Elvis Senior" Atkinson to recognise European poker players who have made great achievements throughout their poker careers. At present, four new players are added per year, approximately once per quarter.
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    Football Federation Australia - Football Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Football Federation Australia's Football Hall of Fame was formed in 1996 as the Soccer Hall of Fame to honour outstanding services to association football in Australia. There are three separate levels of awards, with different but equivalent levels for contributions made 'on the pitch' and those made 'off the pitch' This is the highest award available for a contribution to the development of the game in Australia, and is given for eminent service or contributions to football in Australia, whether at state/territory level, nationally or internationally. This is awarded for distinguished service or contributions to football in Australia, whether at state/territory level, nationally or internationally. This is awarded for outstanding service or contributions to football in Australia, whether at state/territory level, nationally or internationally.
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    National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame

    National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is a nonprofit institution honoring exceptional U.S. athletes of Italian descent. In 1977 George Randazzo created the Italian American Boxing Hall of Fame. This was as a means for raising money for local catholic youth programs. After a successful year and dinner honoring 23 former Italian American boxing champions Randazzo created the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. The original location was in Elmwood Park, Illinois. The first induction ceremony honored Lou Ambers, Eddie Arcaro, Charlie Trippi, Gino Marchetti, Dom DiMaggio Joe DiMaggio and Vince Lombardi. The Since its founding in 1978, more than 200 Italian Americans have been inducted into this hall of fame. A 44,000-square-foot (4,000 m²) building for the Hall of Fame and museum is on Taylor Street in the heart of Chicago's "Little Italy".
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    Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame

    Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame

    The Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, established in 1978 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the people of Northwestern Ontario who have achieved greatness in any kind of sport. It is located on 219 South May Street in Downtown Fort William.
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    Alabama Music Hall of Fame

    Alabama Music Hall of Fame

    The Alabama Music Hall of Fame, first conceived by the Muscle Shoals Music Association in the early 1980s, was created by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Board, which then saw to its Phase One construction of a 12,500 sq ft (1,160 m) after a state-wide referendum in 1987. It currently stands in the town of Tuscumbia, Alabama. The Alabama Music Hall of Fame serves to showcase a multitude of different Alabamians who have had a significant impact upon the music industry. From musicians to song-writers, management, and publishing, The Alabama Music Hall of Fame provides several ways of honoring its "achievers," including informative exhibitions, a bronze star on their Walk of Fame, and the achievers' inclusion in the Hall of Fame roster. Both a second and third phase are being planned as future expansions for the Alabama Music Hall of Fame:
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    Long Island Music Hall of Fame

    The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is an organization whose office is located in Port Jefferson, New York. It was incorporated in July 2005 under the New York State Board of Regents as a non profit organization and holds a provisional charter to operate as a museum in the state of New York. Expansion plans include a museum of Long Island music history, a multimedia resource center, an educational facility and outreach program, and will also serve as a venue for musical performances. In 2011, the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame (LIMHOF) entered into an agreement with the Village of Port Jefferson to operate a museum/education center in the historic First National Bank Building (the former Tax Receiver’s Office). The Hall of Fame gives the "Long Island Sound Award" to musical performers who have contributed to "Long Island's musical heritage", and held its first inaugural induction gala on October 15, 2006 at The Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue, New York. The second induction ceremony was held at The Garden City Hotel in Garden City, New York on October 20, 2008. The most recent induction ceremony took place at the historic Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York on November 16, 2010. It
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    Soaring Hall of Fame

    The Soaring Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made the highest achievements in, or contributions to, the sport of soaring in the United States of America. It has been located at the National Soaring Museum in Elmira, New York, since 1975. The Hall has inducted the following people, arranged in alphabetical order, with their year of induction in parentheses.
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    Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame

    Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame is a membership-based organization founded in 1976. The organization runs a museum with exhibits at Daniel S. Frawley Stadium on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware and promotes physical fitness in the community. The museum is a member of the International Sports Heritage Association. An annual awards banquet is also held to recognize athletes who are either from Delaware or perform within the state. Inductees to the Hall of Fame include:
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    Hall of Great Western Performers

    The Hall of Great Western Performers is a Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.A. It is sometimes referred to as the "Western Performers Hall of Fame". It is a 4,000 square foot (370 m²) presentation that explores the various ways the west has been interpreted in literature and film. Honoring Western performers who have contributed to the making and preservation of the stories and legends of the West, the gallery also displays a presentation of the museum's extensive collection of memorabilia, including the John Wayne collection of personal firearms and artwork. Significant, biographically associated artifacts, from the 101 Ranch Wild West Show to more recent Western films are part of the extensive holdings of movie posters and portraits. The following are members of the Hall of Great Western Performers, followed by the year they were inducted:
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    Rangers F.C. Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Rangers F.C. Hall of Fame is a list established in 2000 by the then Rangers chairman, Sir David Murray, to honour the club's notable players. Each year more names are added by a panel consisting of selected ex-Rangers legends. The current members are John Greig, Sandy Jardine and Ally McCoist, all of whom are themselves Hall of Fame members, club historian David Mason, Jim Templeton, President of the Rangers Supporters Assembly and David Murray himself. The following five criteria are considered by the panel when selecting new members. (Jimmy Bowie, Ally Dawson, Arthur Dixon, Jock Drummond, Neilly Gibson, Robert Hamilton, George Niven and Jimmy Simpson, David Weir) There are currently 81 members:
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    Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame honors elite athletes who have roots in Nassau County, New York. The Hall of Fame presentation takes places at the Nassau County Sports Commission "Salute to Champions" Awards Dinner annually every April.
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    National Aviation Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Aviation
    The American National Aviation Hall of Fame is located at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, east Dayton, Ohio. It is open to the public. The group holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code. The Hall has inducted the following people, arranged in alphabetical order, with their year of induction in parentheses.
    6.75
    4 votes
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    Vocal Group Hall of Fame

    The Vocal Group Hall of Fame was organized to honor outstanding vocal groups throughout the world. It is headquartered in Sharon, Pennsylvania, United States. It includes a theater and a museum. The VGHF typically inducts sixteen artists annually. Unlike the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, artists are inducted within categories. Each category has at least one representative. The categories are 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and duos. Only groups are eligible; solo artists may be inducted if they have a legitimate backing band with backing singers (for example, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers). The Vocal Group Hall of Fame releases a public ballot; allowing everyone to vote for both the nominees and the inductees. It was originally organized in 1998. The original administration closed it in October 2001 and a new nonprofit organization took over, reopening it in April 2002. In November 2004, the museum moved out of its rented three-story facility and is currently in the process of relocating to the ca. 1920-built Columbia Theatre, also in Sharon, which it is renovating to serve both as its central office and as the location for its annual induction ceremony and benefit concerts. The museum is
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    4 votes
    55

    Walk of Game

    The Walk of Game was a year-round attraction in the United States honoring the icons and pioneers of the video game industry, and was located inside Metreon, an entertainment shopping center in San Francisco, California. It noted the most influential game characters of that year. Gamers worldwide cast their votes through paper ballots and online submissions at the Walk of Game website during a one-month voting period. Ballots were held during October in the years 2005 and 2006. No additional ballots have been opened since; as such, the practice appears to have been discontinued. The top four games/characters and two lifetime achievers were honored with a permanent, 24"x24", customized steel star on Walk of Game. The attraction was deliberately similar to Hollywood, California's Walk of Fame, as suggested by the similar name and customised floor tiles.
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    Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

    Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

    The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (AJHoF) was founded in 1978, and opened a museum on September 18, 1993, with a mission "to foster, encourage, educate, and cultivate a general appreciation of the medium of jazz music as a legitimate, original and distinctive art form indigenous to America. Its mission is also to preserve a continued and sustained program of illuminating the contribution of the State of Alabama through its citizens, environment, demographics and lore, and perpetuating the heritage of jazz music." It is located in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The museum is located in Birmingham's historic Carver Theatre, which is part of the Birmingham Civil Rights District, along with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park. The museum contains more than 2,200 square feet (200 m) of exhibits. The Jazz Hall of Fame also sponsors jazz performances around the city and brings jazz to many local students with school visits from musicians. Along with jazz memorabilia such as paintings, quilts, instruments, and personal effects of such artists as Ella Fitzgerald and W.C. Handy, the tour experience itself is guided by Dr. Frank Adams. Every Saturday
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    Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

    Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., that was established in May 2002, to honor individuals and groups who are either area natives who became prominent in the field of sports or who became prominent in the field of sports in the region. The organization also presents an annual "Pride of Philadelphia Award" to a team or individual. Individuals, Teams, Venues, Events, and Organizations are all eligible. Generally they must have gained national prominence as individuals or venues while attached to the Philadelphia region, or won a championship as a team from the Philadelphia region. Individuals are eligible for induction five years after retirement from a playing career. When an individual dies, he or she becomes immediately eligible. An individual who was not an athlete may be inducted in the following categories: Legacy of Excellence, Lifetime Commitment, Philadelphia Medal. The Pride of Philadelphia Award is given to teams or individuals who have "represented the Philadelphia area with dignity, determination, and class through athletic achievement." The hall of fame's website has a page that honors every Greater
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    International Clown Hall of Fame

    The International Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center (ICHOF), located in Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA, is dedicated to the preservation and advancement of clown art and achievement. Represented by professional and amateur clown associations, it pays tribute to outstanding clown performers, operates a living museum of clowning with resident clown performers, conducts special events and maintains a national archive of clown artifacts and history. The ICHOF was founded in Delavan, Wisconsin, the birthplace of the Barnum and Bailey Circus, in 1987. The induction process was developed in 1988, following the affiliation of four major clown organizations with the museum. The affiliated clown organizations were given the role of selecting the first nominees. Balloting by the members of the ICHOF resulted in the election of Red Skelton, Lou Jacobs, Emmett Kelly, Mark Anthony, Felix Adler, and Otto Griebling. The first inductees were enshrined April 23, 1989. Since then, 61 additional clowns have been inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame. In addition to living and historical American clowns, the ensemble has included clowns from Europe, South America and Africa. In addition to
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    5 votes
    59

    Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

    The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame aims to recognize the accomplishments of leaders in the mining industry. It was conceived by Maurice R. Brown as a way to recognize and honor the legendary mine finders and builders of this Canadian industry. The Hall was established in 1988. In 2006 it had over 120 members. The Hall has two physical locations. The University of Toronto hosts the Hall on the ground floor of the historic Mining Building on campus. The Hall contains plaques of polished Canadian granite with photos and descriptions of the Members. The Hall is a part of the Mining Museum in the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre in Elliot Lake. The candidate must have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements to the benefit of the Canadian minerals industry in one or more categories of achievement. The individual should be retired and have reached the age of 65 years. Nominations of individuals may be made by individuals, firms or organizations through one of the Hall’s Sponsors or Associates.
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    3 votes
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    Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Green Bay Packers Fan Hall of Fame (capitalized by the organization as the Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame) was the first hall of fame built to honor fans of a professional football team. It was established by the Green Bay Packers and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1998. Fans may nominate themselves or others for inductions by submitting an essay of 500 words or less, accompanied by a photo or a two-minute video, explaining why they or another person are the ultimate Packers fan and deserve recognition. Ten finalists are chosen by a selection committee composed of members of the Packer Hall of Fame board and members of the Green Bay Packers' front office, and are profiled in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the Packers' website. Fans are then given an opportunity to vote on the 10 finalists whose stories were profiled. The nominee who receives the most votes each year is named as the honorary fan and is inducted into the FAN Hall of Fame. The fan receives four club seats to a Packers home game (with their name announced on the Lambeau Field replay board), a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate and a road trip for two to a Green Bay away game. The
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    3 votes
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    Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

    The Minnesota Music Hall of Fame is located at First North Street and Broadway in New Ulm, Minnesota, USA, in the former public library. It has memorabilia of individual musicians and musical groups as well as photographs of all who have been inducted. The museum is open during the summer months and by special request during the winter. Exhibits honor Minnesota music legends like Bob Dylan, Judy Garland, Prince, Ervin Wolfe, Whoopee John Wilfahrt, Harold Loeffelmacher, Earl Schmidt and The Andrews Sisters. It also documents local ethnic music like the popularity of polka music in rural Minnesota. Each year new inductees are added at a dinner ceremony in October.
    7.67
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    Rockabilly Hall of Fame

    The Rockabilly Hall of Fame was established on the internet on March 21, 1997, to present early rock and roll history and information relating to the artists and personalities involved in this American music genre. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the first induction certificate was issued on November 16, 1997, for singer Gene Vincent. The creation of Bob Timmers, the not-for-profit entity maintains a website that is supported in part by the fans and artists of the music it represents. The site has a UK representative (Rod Pyke) and Canadian representative (Johnny Vallis). Over 5,000 legends are listed, over 350 have been inducted. The web site features news updates, artist profile pages, performer tribute pages, videos, photos and feature columns. Among those recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame are pioneer singers, songwriters, disc jockeys and promoter/producers such as Sun Records owner Sam Phillips.
    7.67
    3 votes
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    University of Waterloo

    University of Waterloo

    University of Waterloo (commonly referred as Waterloo or UW) is a public research university whose main campus is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 400 hectares (990 acres) of land in Uptown Waterloo, adjacent to Waterloo Park. The university offers a wide variety of academic programs, which is administered by six faculties, and four affiliated university colleges. Waterloo is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada. The university traces its origins to 1 July 1957 as the Waterloo College Associate Faculties, a semi-autonomous entity of Waterloo College (which later evolved into the present-day Wilfrid Laurier University). The entity had formally separated from Waterloo College in 1959, and was incorporated as a university. The university was established in order to fill the need of a program to train engineers and technicians for Canada’s growing postwar economy. Since then, the university had greatly expanded, adding a faculty of arts in 1960, and the College of Optometry of Ontario moving from Toronto in 1967. The university is co-educational, and has nearly 26,000 undergraduate and over 4,000 post-graduate
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    3 votes
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    Canadian Football Hall of Fame

    Canadian Football Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Canadian Football Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit corporation, located in Hamilton, Ontario, that celebrates great achievements in Canadian football. It is an open to the public institution. It includes displays about the Canadian Football League, Canadian university football and Canadian junior football history. It includes a gift shop and the Hall recently opened a website. The main feature of the Hall is the central portion of the museum where inducted members, each with a metal bust depicting their head, are displayed. There are also featured displays that highlight each Canadian Football League team's history, and an interactive field goal kicking exhibit. Once during every CFL season, the Hall sponsors the induction ceremony of former players. Included in the "Hall of Fame Weekend" is a regular season game, usually (but not always) affiliated with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Traditionally, the inducted players will come to the Hall and make an acceptance speech in front of the building where their newly sculpted bust is unveiled. A player must be retired from the game for at least three years before being eligible for consideration. A Hall of Fame voting committee is
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    International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (Hebrew: יד לאיש הספורט היהודי‎) was opened July 7, 1981, in Netanya, Israel. It honors Jewish athletes and their accomplishments from anywhere around the world. It is located on the campus of the Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport. It has inducted over 300 athletes and sportspersons representing 25 countries. The Hall elects new honorees each year, with submissions due December 1 for votes for the following year. The Hall was founded by Joseph M. Siegman, a television producer and writer who lives in Beverly Hills, California. He chaired the Hall from 1981 to 1989, and later served as chairman of its Selection Committee. The IJSHoF is separate from the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, an American hall of fame that honors only American Jews. The Pillar of Achievement recognizes Jewish men and women who have made significant contributions to sports and to the world community through sports. In 1992, the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame initiated its Lifetime Achievement Award which has been awarded annually honoring those individuals who have made significant contributions to the State of Israel and society
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    Iowa Sports Hall of Fame

    Iowa Sports Hall of Fame

    The Iowa Sports Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Des Moines Register, honors outstanding athletes and sports contributors. To be eligible, members must have either been born in Iowa or gained prominence while competing for a college or university in Iowa. Leighton Housh, former executive sports editor of the Register, established the Hall of Fame in 1951. Twenty-four athletes were chosen in the inangural class. The Hall of Fame now includes more than 170 athletes from 20 sports. Inductees are chosen by veteran members of the Register's sports department.
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    National Distance Running Hall of Fame

    National Distance Running Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The National Distance Running Hall of Fame was established on July 11, 1998, to honor those who have contributed to the sport of distance running. Many of those who are inducted have achieved great success as runners, but some members are enshrined for their ability to bring fame and recognition to the sport of running. The National Distance Running Hall of Fame is located in Utica, New York, United States. Inside the Hall are pictures, videos and other memorabilia that provide the history of the sport through the eyes of both the runners and spectators. The city of Utica was selected to be the home of the running hall of fame because it hosts the annual Boilermaker Road Race—the largest 15K road race in the nation. No induction ceremonies occurred in 2004, 2007 and 2009. In 2007, it was due to the search for a new executive director, the 30th running of the Boilermaker Road Race, and construction to the Stanley Theater stage, which is where the ceremony takes place. In 2009, the struggling economy caused too few sponsors to donate money for the event.
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    University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame

    University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame is a sports history museum located in the Roy G. Karro Building in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S. The museum pays tribute to the most legendary and influential Iowa Hawkeye sports heroes. Opened in October 2002, the building is located at the northwest corner of Melrose Avenue and Mormon Trek Boulevard in Iowa City. As of 2012 it was directed by Dale Arens. Fundraising for the building was completed by the University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the University of Iowa Foundation. The largest private donation was made by Iowa alumnus Roy G. Karro, who contributed $3 million. As a result, the building was named after him. The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame is home to many major trophies and awards, including Nile Kinnick’s Heisman Trophy, the 1958 National Football Championship Trophy and all twenty-three NCAA wrestling titles. Exhibits highlight the history and significance of famous Iowa Hawkeye players, coaches, and teams. Special exhibits are on display for the most recent inductees. Inductions to the Hall of Fame are made once a year. The National Iowa Varsity Club selects Hall of Fame inductees through an
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    Polka Hall of Fame

    The Polka Hall of Fame is a museum in Euclid, Ohio, United States. It traces the history of the Cleveland-style polka, from its roots in Slovenia in the 19th century, through American factory and mining towns where it absorbed jazz and country expressions, to the post-war years when top ten polka hits got the nation on the dance floor. The hall of fame holds an annual awards show in November of each year. The show awards local and national polka groups and talents. The show is held in the auditorium at nearby Euclid High School where it is recorded and later shown on local Adelphia (now Time Warner Cable) and other cable channels. The museum is located on the first floor of the old Euclid city hall. The building was renovated in the early 21st century for two museums - the Polka Hall of Fame (first floor) and the Softball Hall of Fame (second floor).
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    Canadian Music Hall of Fame

    The Canadian Music Hall of Fame honors Canadian musicians for their lifetime achievements in music. The ceremony is held each year as part of the Juno Award ceremonies. Members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame represent many of the world's great talents. It is also referred to as the Juno Hall of Fame and located in Toronto, Ontario. List of Inductees
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    College Football Hall of Fame

    College Football Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The College Football Hall of Fame is a hall of fame and museum devoted to college football. Located in South Bend, Indiana, it is connected to a convention center and situated in the city's renovated downtown district, two miles south of the University of Notre Dame campus. It is slated to close in December 2012 and move to Atlanta. The National Football Foundation (NFF) established the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951, and oversees its support, administration and operation. Original plans called for the Hall of Fame to be located at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the location of the first contest under rules now considered to be those of modern football, between teams from Rutgers and the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University; Rutgers won 6–4. Rutgers donated land near its football stadium, office space, and administrative support. After years of collecting donations for the construction of the building with ground not having been broken and no plans to do so, the New Jersey Attorney General began an investigation of the finances of the Hall of Fame's foundation, the National Football Foundation. In response, the Foundation moved its operations to
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    Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame

    The Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame, founded by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), honors leaders whose creativity, persistence, determination and personal charisma helped to shape the industry and made the consumer electronics marketplace what it is today. According to the CEA, the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame inductees have made a significant contribution to the world, and without these people, our lives would not be the same. The CEA announced the first 50 inductees into the Hall of Fame at the 2000 International Consumer Electronics Show. The first class of inductees was in 2000. Each year another group of inventors, engineers, business leaders, retailers and journalists are inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame.
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    International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame

    The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) is a website that recognizes those who have contributed to the success and growth of recreational Scuba diving in dive travel, entertainment, art, equipment design and development, education, exploration and adventure. The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame was founded in 2000 by the Cayman Islands' Ministry of Tourism. Throughout this website the scuba divers inductees receive the induction. This is a list of the inductees who are honored in the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.
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    74

    Las Vegas Walk of Fame

    The Las Vegas Walk of Stars, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, started in January 2005 using 18-inch bronze gaming chips to honor the people who helped make Vegas famous. The venue was started as part of Las Vegas' 100th Centennial celebration. Wayne Newton was first to be honored followed on February 1, 2005 by Frank Marino and then Liberace.
    8.50
    2 votes
    75

    Texas Country Music Hall of Fame

    The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame/Tex Ritter Museum, located in Carthage in Panola County in East Texas honors those who have made outstanding contributions to country music and were born in the state of Texas. This includes singers, songwriters, disc jockeys and others. A museum, a large multi-purpose room, and a gift shop comprise the major areas of interest within the facility. The multi-purpose room can be configured to serve as a lecture hall or a dining room. The museum contains informational panels that cover each inductee's career and accomplishments through text, photographs, and artifacts. In the center of the exhibit area, a replica of a 1930s theater marquee reminds visitors of the role of country music in film. The marquee also serves as the entrance to the Tex Ritter Museum. Ritter, who was born in Panola County, was one of the first singers inducted into the hall when it was established in 1998. A notable exception to the hall of fame is that of Kenny Rogers who was born and raised in Houston, Texas and become one of the most successful performers in Country Music history, with a career spanning almost 60 years. Rogers has also not been inducted into the Country
    8.50
    2 votes
    76

    American National Business Hall of Fame

    The American National Business Hall of Fame (ANBHF) was established in 1972. It is managed by an executive office, and has representatives from universities throughout the United States. Its laureate program inducts American businessmen into the ANBHF, based on a combination of exceptional leadership and business ethics. The ANBHF has an online museum. The ANBHF has a board of directors and a board of state representatives.
    7.33
    3 votes
    77

    BC Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    For over 40 years, the community has entrusted the BC Sports Hall of Fame with the responsibility to collect, preserve, study, and interpret materials that relate to British Columbia's sport history. In 1993, the BC Sports Hall of Fame opened in BC Place Stadium, located at Gate A, the main entrance to the Stadium. Vancouver, BC Place. The BC Sports Hall of Fame re-opened in January 2012 after having been closed to the public for a 20 month period while the new roof was being installed on BC Place Stadium. The Hall has opened a spectacular new Vancouver 2010 Gallery boasting the world's largest and broadest collection of 2010 Olympic and Paralympic artifacts, as well as a new Hall of Champions, the Hall's signature gallery. The BC Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1966 by Eric Whitehead and other groups of sports minded individuals in British Columbia. Internationally recognized as the 'go to' organization for BC sport history, researchers, writers, media members and sport historians have gained access to and an appreciation of BC's rich sporting heritage through the organization's extensive artifact and archival collection. In August 1966, the BC Sports Hall of Fame officially
    7.33
    3 votes
    78

    Blues Hall of Fame

    The Blues Hall of Fame is a listing of people who have significantly contributed to blues music. Started in 1980 by the Blues Foundation, it honors those who have performed, recorded, or documented blues. Non Performers: Non Performers: Non Performers: Non Performer: Non Performers: Non Performers: Non Performer: Non Performers: Non Performer: Non Performer: Non Performer: Non Performer: Non Performers: Non Performers: Non Performers: Non Performers: Non Performers: Non Performers: Non Performers:
    7.33
    3 votes
    79

    International Hockey Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The International Hockey Hall of Fame (IHHOF) and Museum located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on the Kingston Memorial Centre grounds features many exhibits within their museum about the history of ice hockey. The International Hockey Hall of Fame was founded on September 10, 1943 and incorporated as a non-profit charity by the National Hockey League and the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. The IHHOF inducted its first members in 1946. In 1958, NHL President Clarence Campbell announced that the NHL was withdrawing its support for the IHHOF in Kingston to establish the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. All players inducted by the Hall of Fame committees were included in the Toronto HHOF when it was built. Despite this major setback, the Board of Directors of the International Hockey Hall of Fame moved forward. In 1962, a grant was awarded by the City of Kingston for the construction of a new building. In 1965 the International Hockey Hall of Fame moved into their new building located on the Memorial Centre grounds in Kingston. In 1969, the NHL and the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto made unsuccessful overtures to obtain the IHHOF exhibits and the rights to the name
    7.33
    3 votes
    80
    International Tennis Hall of Fame

    International Tennis Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. The hall of fame honours players and contributors to the sport of tennis and includes a museum, grass tennis courts, an indoor tennis facility, and a court tennis (or real tennis) facility. The hall of fame and museum are located in the Newport Casino, which was commissioned in 1880 by James Gordon Bennett, Jr. as an exclusive resort for the rich and wealthy, and was designed by Charles McKim along with Stanford White, who did the interiors. By the 1950s, the retreat was struggling financially and was in danger of being demolished for modern retail space. The United States Lawn Tennis Association had held its first championships at the Newport Casino in 1881, an event that would continue through 1914, by which time tennis had become the key attraction at the resort. In 1954, James Henry Van Alen established the Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in the Casino. The combination of tennis matches and the museum allowed the building to be saved. It is an example of Victorian Shingle Style architecture. Van Alen intended the facility to be "a shrine to the ideals of the game", and was elected president
    7.33
    3 votes
    81
    National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame

    National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame

    The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame is an American hall of fame in Hayward, Wisconsin, dedicated to promoting freshwater fishing. Approximately 100,000 visitors tour the museum each year. The 143 feet (44 m)-long muskie sculpture is the world's largest muskie. The hall of fame was founded in 1960, with buildings constructed in 1976. It is located on a 6-acre (2.4 ha) plot of land in Hayward near Wisconsin Highway 27, and occupies 25,000 square feet (2,300 m) in seven buildings. One of the buildings is a 143-foot (44 m)-long fiberglass sculpture of a jumping muskie fish. The lower jaw of the fish is an observation deck that has on occasion been used for weddings. The museum contains exhibitions of over 400 mounted fish, along with 300 outboard motors. The Hall of Fame also maintains records for the largest fresh water fish in the United States and the world. Individuals are inducted into the Hall of Fame in four categories: Enshrinement Programs, Fishing Guide Recognition, Legendary Anglers, and Organization Recognition. There have been 65 individuals inducted under the Enshrinement Program for their national and world impact on fresh water fishing, 78 as Legendary Anglers for
    7.33
    3 votes
    82

    ProRodeo Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The ProRodeo Hall of Fame is dedicated to the preservation of rodeo artifacts and continued interest in the sport. It is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and run by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's board. It claims to be the "only museum in the world devoted exclusively to the sport of rodeo." The museum opened in August 1979. It was closed indefinitely in January 2005 due to financial issues. It reopened again on April 9, 2005. The hall gets 40,000-50,000 visitors each year.
    7.33
    3 votes
    83

    Texas Rangers Hall of Fame

    The Texas Rangers Hall of Fame was created in 2003 to honor the careers of former Texas Rangers players, managers, executives and broadcasters. There are currently nine members. The Hall is located as Ameriquest Field in Arlington.
    7.33
    3 votes
    84

    American Sailboat Hall of Fame

    The American Sailboat Hall of Fame was established in 1994 by Sail America to recognize ingenuity in designs by American boat builders. The physical display is housed in The Museum of Yachting located in Fort Adams State Park, Newport, Rhode Island, and includes examples of many of the selected boats. Some of the collection is displayed around the country each year at the various Strictly Sail boat shows sponsored by Sail America, and at Sail Expo in Atlantic City, New Jersey. These sailboats are production models, some of which are still in production, which have made a lasting impact on sailing. This award is notable because it is frequently referenced in sailing publications , in both articles and advertising. When evaluating the prestige of this award it is important to understand that the judges are generally magazine editors whose publications accept advertising from boat builders .
    6.25
    4 votes
    85

    NASCAR Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The NASCAR Hall of Fame honors drivers who have shown exceptional skill at NASCAR driving, all-time great crew chiefs and owners, and other major contributors to competition within the sanctioning body. NASCAR committed itself to building a Hall of Fame and on March 6, 2006, the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, was selected as the location. Ground was broken for the $160 million facility on January 26, 2007, and it officially opened on May 11, 2010, with the inaugural class to be inducted the day following the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race XXVI. The new Hall of Fame brings hundreds of jobs and an increase in tourism to Charlotte. In addition to the Hall of Fame, the NASCAR Plaza, a 20-story office building, opened in May, 2009. The 390,000-square-foot (36,000 m) structure serves as the home of Hall of Fame-related offices, NASCAR Digital Media, and their licensing division. Other tenants include the Charlotte Regional Partnership and Lauth Property Group. Richard Petty and Dale Inman helped unveil the first artifact at the Hall of Fame, which was the Plymouth Belvedere that Petty drove to 27 wins in 1967. The City of Charlotte was responsible for the construction of the building
    6.25
    4 votes
    86
    New York Mets Hall of Fame

    New York Mets Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The New York Mets Hall of Fame was created in 1981 to recognize the careers of former New York Mets players, managers, broadcasters and executives. There are presently 26 members. Originally located in the Diamond Club at Shea Stadium, the inductees are now honored with plaques in the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum at Citi Field, which opened in April 2010. Many players who have played for the Mets or currently play for the Mets are speculated to be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame. Retired players such as Jon Matlack, Howard Johnson, Ron Darling, Sid Fernandez, Kevin McReynolds, Dave Kingman, Jesse Orosco, Edgardo Alfonzo, Roger McDowell, Mike Piazza, Al Leiter, Tom Glavine, Pedro Martinez, Armando Benitez, Billy Wagner and Bobby Valentine, are all speculated to be inducted. Active players such as Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, Johan Santana, David Wright and R.A. Dickey are also speculated for induction. Mets announcer Gary Cohen is also speculated for potential induction.
    6.25
    4 votes
    87

    Canadian Olympic Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame is an honor roll of the top Canadian Olympic athletes, teams, coaches, and builders (officials, administrators, and volunteers). It was established in 1949. Selections are made by a committee appointed by the Canadian Olympic Committee. Inductees must have held Canadian citizenship or Canadian residency over the course of their careers. Unless noted, all are builders.
    7.00
    3 votes
    88

    Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Missouri, USA, showcases sports memorabilia of Missouri athletes and interactive displays.
    7.00
    3 votes
    89
    Sault Ste Marie Walk of Fame

    Sault Ste Marie Walk of Fame

    The Sault Ste. Marie Walk of Fame is a series of markers located on Queen Street in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, adjacent to the Essar Centre sports arena. The Walk of Fame is a joint project between the city of Sault Ste Marie and its Downtown Association, and honours those from the city or the Algoma District who have made outstanding contributions to the community or have made significant achievements in their chosen field(s) of work. Inductees are added on an annual basis. The genesis of the Walk of Fame was City By-Law 2002-193, passed by the Sault Ste. Marie City Council on September 9, 2002. The by-law established a "Walk of Fame Program," to be operated by the city and the Downtown Association with the intent of honouring Sault Ste. Marie natives who have made significant contributions and outstanding achievements. By extension, the Walk was viewed as a means of enhancing tourism in the city and attracting patrons to the Downtown shopping and business district. The by-law established a committee to select annual inductees and, at the outset, determine a suitable location for the Walk. The 8 committee members are appointed by the City Council for a 3-year
    7.00
    3 votes
    90

    St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum

    • Discipline: Sports
    The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum is a hall of fame for the St. Louis Cardinals professional baseball team. It was located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, in the same building as the International Bowling Museum and the World Bowling Writers (WBW) International Bowling Hall of Fame, near the site of the old Busch Stadium and the new Busch Stadium. The International Bowling Museum closed its St. Louis site in November 2008 and moved to Texas. The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame likewise closed—as of November 8, 2008, The Cardinals plan to move the museum to a new location in the Ballpark Village, period in which the museum staff will work to design a new museum facility which will be constructed in Ballpark Village, across the street from Busch Stadium.
    7.00
    3 votes
    91
    Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

    Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame is a museum located in Wichita, Kansas, dedicated to preserving the history of sports in the state of Kansas. The museum provides exhibits, archives, facilities, services, and activities to honor those individuals and teams whose achievements in sports brought distinction to themselves, to their communities and to the entire state of Kansas. The Hall of Fame was founded in 1961 as part of the Kansas Centennial Celebration. The museum has had a number of homes over the years, and is now located in Wichita, at 238 N. Mead. Funding for operating expenses is provided in part by donations, admissions, gift shop sales, and special events. The 27,000-square-foot (2,500 m) museum is not only a family attraction, it is also a facility for entertaining. The Hall can be used for special events, receptions, and conferences in a variety of settings. In June 2009 the museum announced the creation of the Kansas Sports Museum, located at The Chisholm Trail Center in Newton, Kansas. The Hall of Fame also announced that it would be moving from its current location at 238 N. Mead to the Wichita Boathouse as part of a cost-saving measure through an agreement with Bill
    5.20
    5 votes
    92

    National Horseracing Museum

    The National Horseracing Museum of the United Kingdom is located at 99 High Street in Newmarket. Open to the public, it contains collections and records of people and horses involved in the sport of horse racing from its Royal origins to modern heroes. Exhibits include the history of horse racing, horse racing in Britain, trophies, paintings of famous horses, trainers and jockeys, jockey uniforms, betting, and horse racing memorabilia. The Vestey Gallery of British Sporting Art is located in the museum, and features changing exhibits of art relating to sports, including hunting, shooting, fishing, boxing, archery, rowing and horse racing. The National Horseracing Museum has an archive collection of information and images of early horses, jockeys, trainers, breeders and owners. The Museum is a United Kingdom Registered Charity (No. 283656) and is supported by the Jockey Club and the The Racing Post plus major national corporations including Barclays Bank, Ladbrokes, SAAB, and Homebase. A full list of sponsors can be seen at the Museum.
    6.00
    4 votes
    93

    Western Music Association Hall of Fame

    The Western Music Association Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Western Music Association. Inductees are those individuals deemed important to the traditional and contemporary music of the American West and the American Cowboy.
    6.00
    4 votes
    94

    American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame

    The Advertising Hall of Fame is a list of notable advertising leaders in America as chosen by the American Advertising Federation. It was founded in 1948 as a result of a proposal by the New York Ad Club and its president, Andrew Haire, to the Advertising Federation of America, the predecessor organization to the American Advertising Federation. It honors advertising leaders - from their significant contributions to the advertising industry to their personal commitment to society.
    8.00
    2 votes
    95
    Basketball Hall of Fame

    Basketball Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, honors exceptional basketball players, coaches, referees, executives, and other major contributors to the game of basketball worldwide. The Basketball Hall of Fame was first incorporated in 1959 at Springfield College—the institution where James Naismith invented the sport in 1891—and in that year, the hall inducted its first class of members. Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Basketball Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving and promoting basketball at all levels and also serving as the ultimate library of the sport's history. To date, the Basketball Hall of Fame has honored 314 individuals and nine teams. The Naismith Hall of Fame was established in 1959 by Lee Williams, a former athletic director at Colby College. In the 1960s, the Basketball Hall of Fame struggled to raise enough money for the construction of its first facility. However, during the following half a decade, the necessary amount was raised and the building opened on Feb. 17, 1968, less than one month after the National Basketball Association played its 18th All-Star Game. The Basketball Hall of Fame's
    8.00
    2 votes
    96

    Liverpool Wall of Fame

    The Liverpool Wall of Fame on Mathew Street in front of the famous Cavern Club is a litany of and a tribute to the groups which played at the original Cavern Club, including acts from the city which have reached number one in the UK charts. The wall features a disc for every Liverpool group that had a number-one hit. It was unveiled on Wednesday March 14, 2001, by jazz singer Lita Roza whose song "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" was the first to reach number one. The wall features 54 Liverpool Number 1 chart hits since 1952. Also incorporates award winning musical themed seat. The wall is currently dominated by The Beatles, who have 17 discs on the wall.
    8.00
    2 votes
    97

    Ring Magazine hall of fame

    Ring Magazine was established in 1922. In 1954 the magazine established its own Boxing Hall of Fame and inducted 155 members before it was abandoned after the 1987 inductions. Boxing inductions continue through the International Boxing Hall of Fame. 134 members of the old Ring Hall of Fame have been elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame since 1989. The 21 members who have yet to be elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame are listed below, with their year of induction into the Ring Magazine Boxing Hall of Fame: Modern Group Old-Timers Pioneers Non-Participant
    8.00
    2 votes
    98

    British Walk of Fame

    The British Walk of Fame is an attraction based on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on Piccadilly Circus in London. Unlike the original it focuses on popular music personalities. The first inductee, on August 23, 2004, was Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.
    9.00
    1 votes
    99
    Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Hollywood Walk of Fame

    The Hollywood Walk of Fame consists of more than 2,400 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along fifteen 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 actors, musicians, 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 Walk of Fame runs 1.3 miles (2.1 km) east to west on Hollywood Boulevard from North Gower Street to North La Brea Avenue, plus a short segment of Marshfield Way that runs diagonally between Hollywood and La Brea; and 0.4 miles (0.7 km) north to south on Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard. According to a 2003 report by the market research firm NPO Plog Research, the Walk attracts about 10 million visitors annually – more than Sunset Strip, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Queen Mary, and the Los Angeles County
    9.00
    1 votes
    100
    Maine Ski Hall of Fame

    Maine Ski Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Maine Ski Hall of Fame was established in 2003 to honor persons who have substantially advanced the sport of skiing and the ski industry, with special reference to the State of Maine. The Hall of Fame is a semi-autonomous division of the Ski Museum of Maine, a non-profit organization which is based in Farmington, Maine. Most of its 39 inductees to date are Maine athletes, coaches and officials who have represented the United States in national and international competition, plus ski-industry founders, builders and organizers who are closely connected to Maine. Honorees represent a span of more than a century, from the early 1900s to the present, and they come from the three principal branches of the sport: ski jumping, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. According to policy, snowboarding is also represented, but no persons associated with snowboarding have to date been elected to the Maine Ski Hall of Fame. Induction into the pantheon is by vote of the Hall of Fame Committee of the Ski Museum of Maine, which comprises 20 people who represent ski racing, the ski industry and recreational skiing. Five of 20 members also serve on the board of the parent organization. The
    9.00
    1 votes
    101

    Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame to honor Michigan sports people. It was organized in 1954 by Michigan Lieutenant Governor Philip Hart, Michigan State University athletic director Biggie Munn, president of the Greater Michigan Foundation Donald Weeks, general manager of the Detroit Lions W. Nicholas Kerbeway and George Alderton of the Lansing State Journal. The inaugural class was inducted in 1955. James Stark is executive director of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and Scott Leshner is its chairman. Because of the economy, the Hall of Fame did not induct any members in 2008 and 2009. Eleven members were inducted to the Hall of Fame from the Class of 2010. They were: Bob Becker, George Blaha, Bill Flemming, Steve Fraser, Marian Ilitch, Peter Karmanos, Rick Leach, Meg Mallon, Herman Moore, Eddie Murray, Jack Roush and Jon Urbanchek. The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame also sponsors the Michigan MAC Trophy.
    9.00
    1 votes
    102

    Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Crested Butte Colorado. The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and Museum (MBHOF) was founded in 1988 to chronicle the history of mountain biking. Since the creation of this sport in the 1970s, mountain biking has grown immensely and MBHOF works to document individuals and events which have significantly contributed to mountain biking history. The museum houses items of memorabilia, vintage bikes and components, classic photos, press clippings, and highlights from historic races and events. As of 2006, the MBHOF has inducted 96 individuals and 4 groups who have made major contributions to mountain biking.
    9.00
    1 votes
    103

    NWA Hall of Fame

    The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Hall of Fame is an American professional wrestling hall of fame maintained by the NWA. It was established in 2005 to honor select wrestling personalities, mostly alumni of the NWA. Inductees receive commemorative medals that have their names inscribed on it with the logo of the NWA. The Class of 2005, the inaugural inductees into the Hall of Fame did not have a formal induction ceremony; as a result, they received their medals at a later time. A private gathering was conducted for the Class of 2006, in which inductees received their medal. Beginning with the Class of 2008 on June 7, 2008, a ceremony has been conducted to formally induct the inductees. There were no inductees in 2007 due to the planning of an international expansion to the NWA. On June 7, 2008, the Class of 2008 was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Ric Flair, a member of the Class of 2008 and a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) employee at the time of the ceremony, was inducted on October 4, 2008 after his WWE contract had expired; his WWE contract prevented him from appearing in other organizations. Similarly to the World Championship Wrestling's Hall of Fame, the 2008
    9.00
    1 votes
    104

    Radio Hall of Fame

    The National Radio Hall of Fame is a project of Bruce DuMont, CEO of the Museum of Broadcast Communications, and is described as a museum dedicated to recognizing those who have contributed to the development of the radio medium throughout its history in the United States. The Hall of Fame is slated to be housed in a wing of the Museum of Broadcast Communications building. Inductees to the museum are nominated by the National Radio Hall of Fame & Museum Steering Committee (NRHOFSC), the members of which are appointed by the President of the MBC, Bruce Dumont. The Steering Committee recommends nominations in the following categories: The NRHOFSC has the option to select a fifth inductee each year for non-air contributions, as well as selecting posthumous inductees for the hall of fame. The non-air recognition can be for distinguished lifetime achievement in production, management, manufacturing or technology. The NRHOFSC may also make additional inductions that they deem appropriate and in the best interests of the National Radio Hall of Fame. National Pioneer: A broadcaster who has given no less than 10 years of service to the radio industry and has been recognized as a leader in
    9.00
    1 votes
    105

    WWE Hall of Fame

    The WWE Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for professional wrestling personalities maintained by WWE. It was officially created on the February 1, 1993 episode of the World Wrestling Federation's (WWF) Monday Night Raw television program. On this episode, WWF announced the sole induction of alumnus André the Giant, who had died five days prior. His death was the reason for the creation of the Hall of Fame. The 1994 and 1995 ceremonies were held in conjunction with the annual King of the Ring pay-per-view events. In 1996, the ceremony was held in conjunction with the 1996 Survivor Series event, after which, the Hall of Fame went on hiatus. In 2004, WWE relaunched the Hall of Fame to coincide with twentieth WrestleMania. This ceremony, like its predecessors, was not broadcast on television; however, it was released on DVD on June 1, 2004. Beginning with the 2005 ceremony, WWE broadcast the final few inductions into the Hall of Fame on Spike TV (2005) and on the USA Network (2006–present); these were aired on tape delay. The first inductions were broadcast on WWE's official website. The 2008 edition of the Hall of Fame was broadcast live on the USA Network. Since 2005, the Hall of Fame
    9.00
    1 votes
    106

    Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1977 as a tribute to the famous flat racing and steeplechase Thoroughbred horses that trained in Aiken, South Carolina. A project of the local Jaycees, they were aided by Thoroughbred horse racing expert Whitney Tower, horse racing editor for Sports Illustrated and Vice President of the National Racing Museum and Chair of its Hall of Fame.
    6.67
    3 votes
    107

    American Theatre Hall of Fame

    The American Theatre Hall of Fame in New York City was founded in 1972. Earl Blackwell was the first head of the Executive Committee. In an announcement at a luncheon meeting on March 1972, he said that the new Theater Hall of Fame would be located in the Uris Theatre (then under construction, now the Gershwin). James M. Nederlander and Gerard Oestreicher, who leased the theatre, donated the space for the Hall of Fame; Arnold Weissberger was another founder. Blackwell noted that the first 90 members of the Hall of Fame had been chosen, with their names "to be embossed in bronze-gold lettering on the theater's entrance walls flanking its grand staircase and escalator." The first group of inductees to be elected, 23 in all, were announced in October 1972. Eligible inductees come from disciplines including actors, playwrights, song writers, designers, directors and producers who have had a career on Broadway spanning at least twenty-five years with a minimum of five major theatrical credits. Selections are made by approximately 400 voting members from the Theater Hall of Fame and the American Theatre Critics Association. Induction takes place at a ceremony at the Gershwin Theatre in
    6.67
    3 votes
    108

    Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey

    The Aviation Hall Of Fame & Museum of New Jersey was founded in 1972 and preserves New Jersey's aviation and space heritage. The museum displays historic aircraft, space equipment, artifacts, photographs, art and a model collection, many of which were donations from private sources. It is the first facility of its kind developed on a state level. Its library has more than 4,000 volumes and hundreds of aviation video tapes. An annual expo is limited in actual flights due to its proximity to Newark International Airport. It is located at Teterboro Airport, the oldest operating airport in the Tri-State Region, at 400 Fred Wehran Drive, Teterboro, New Jersey.
    6.67
    3 votes
    109

    British Rugby League Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The British Rugby League Hall of Fame was established by the Rugby Football League in 1988 to commemorate the greatest ever players in British rugby league. Players must have been retired for at least five years to be eligible; they must also have played at least ten years within the British game. Initially nine players were inducted when the Hall of Fame was opened; one more was announced in 1989. In 1995 the members of the hall of fame appeared on postage stamps released as part of Britain's centenary celebrations. There were no new inductees until 2000, when three more players were introduced as part of the build up to the 2000 Rugby League World Cup. A further four players were inducted in 2005. The Hall of Fame is now located in the Rugby League Heritage Centre in the George Hotel, Huddersfield.
    6.67
    3 votes
    110

    Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame was established in 1976 at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario to honor those who have made a significant contribution to the sport of harness and thoroughbred horse racing in Canada. The Hall of Fame annually inducts Thoroughbred and Standardbred horses, sulky drivers, jockeys, trainers and the horse racing industry's builders. Note: A † designates they are also an inductee of the United States National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
    6.67
    3 votes
    111
    Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame

    Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame

    The Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame is located on South Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach, California. Long Beach has hosted its downtown open wheel street race since 1975 making it the longest running major street race in North America. The Walk of Fame was created to honor key contributors to motorsports and annually inducts new members during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race week. Each inductee is honored by a 22 inch bronze medallion in the sidewalk that includes a rendition of the racer’s car and lists top achievements in motor sports. The medallions proceed up the center of the palm-lined sidewalk alongside the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race circuit in front of the Long Beach Convention Center.
    6.67
    3 votes
    112

    Military Intelligence Hall of Fame

    The Military Intelligence Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame established by the Military Intelligence Corps of the United States Army in 1988 to honor soldiers and civilians who have made exceptional contributions to Military Intelligence. The Hall is administered by the United States Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
    6.67
    3 votes
    113
    Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame

    Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame

    The Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame was established in 2001 with the opening of Miller Park. Although the Milwaukee Brewers do not have an official Hall of Fame, the honor of induction into the Walk is considered to be the equivalent. Each member of the Walk is honored with a home plate-shaped granite slab, featuring the member's name and signature, as well as years associated with Milwaukee. The slabs are arranged around Miller Park, circling the stadium and culminating with the Hank Aaron and Robin Yount statues in front of the home plate area of the park. Between 2001 and 2005, twelve members of the Milwaukee Brewers were inducted. After no new additions in 2006, three members of the former Milwaukee Braves were inducted in 2007. The voting process involves approximately 100 Wisconsin media members and Brewers officials. In 2007, a second ballot featuring members of Milwaukee Braves was also sent to voters. To be elected, nominees must receive 75% of the vote from all ballots received. Individuals must receive at least 5% of the vote to remain eligible in future years. Induction is limited only to players and officials who spend at least three years in Milwaukee. Candidates for
    6.67
    3 votes
    114
    National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum

    National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum

    • Discipline: Sports
    The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on the campus of Oklahoma State University. The museum opened on September 11, 1976. (The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum should not be confused with the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, which is operated by the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum.) The museum operates purely by private donations. Six people from Oklahoma formed the Hall of Fame corporation: Myron Roderick, Dr. Melvin D. Jones, Ralph Ball, Robert L. McCormick, Bill Aufleger, and Veldo Brewer. Oklahoma State University, through its then-president, Dr. Robert B. Kamm, provided land – at no cost – with a 99-year renewable lease. The museum includes the Paul K. Scott Museum of Wrestling History. It includes a "Wall of Champions". The Hall of Fame and Museum has state chapters. The museum also contains the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame.
    6.67
    3 votes
    115
    Norwich City F.C. Hall of Fame

    Norwich City F.C. Hall of Fame

    The Norwich City F.C. Hall of Fame honours Norwich City F.C. players, coaches, managers, directors and executives who have "made the greatest contribution to the club in its long history both on and off the pitch." During the club's centenary season (2002–03), a Hall of Fame was created. Initially, 100 significant figures from the club's history were honoured; 25 were nominated by the Norwich City Football Club Historical Trust and a further 75 were subsequently elected by supporters. A further 10 members were inducted in 2006, again with some chosen by the Trust and some elected by supporters. In 2012, another eight members were selected, three by the Norwich City Football Club Historical Trust and five elected by supporters. Six members of the Hall of Fame both played for and managed or coached at the club, most recently Gary Megson and Doug Livermore, respectively. Mike Walker (Welsh footballer) holds the distinction of being the only manager in the list to have had two spells as City manager. Below is a sortable list of the inductees, indicating members who have also won the club's Player of the Season award since its inception in 1967. "Type" refers to the type of admission to
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    3 votes
    116
    Oklahoma CareerTech Hall of Fame

    Oklahoma CareerTech Hall of Fame

    The Oklahoma CareerTech Hall of Fame is an award given to individuals who, through their outstanding professional and personal achievements, have brought honor and distinction to career and technology education in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma CareerTech Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Oklahoma Foundation for Career and Technology Education. The first members were inducted in 1990; beginning in 1991 the awards were presented biennially in odd-numbered years. 2011 2009 2007 2005 2003 2001 1999 1997 1995 1993 1991 1990
    6.67
    3 votes
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    U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame

    The U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame is located at the National Balloon Museum in Indianola, Iowa. The Hall of Fame "recognizes persons who have contributed in significant ways to the sport and or development of Ballooning." The following persons have been inducted into the Hall of Fame:
    6.67
    3 votes
    118
    US Space Walk of Fame

    US Space Walk of Fame

    The US Space Walk of Fame is an outdoor plaza on the Indian River in Titusville, Florida, honoring both the astronauts and the NASA and contractor personnel who made American manned space exploration possible. Its monuments surrounding a pool are dedicated to the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs, with a Space Shuttle monument planned. A nearby museum houses related exhibits and artifacts. Its mission statement is "To preserve the history of the United States space program, to honor the men and women who made space flight a reality and the astronauts who flew the missions, and to educate the global community about the history of space exploration and its benefits to humankind." It describes itself as "The first and only Walk in the nation that honors America's astronauts as well as the men and women behind the scenes who helped America lead the world in space exploration and accomplishments." The display was created by the non-profit US Space Walk of Fame Foundation (USSWOFF) composed of community leaders, aerospace industry officials and current and retired space workers. The foundation is also building a database, currently including more than 10,000 names, of space
    6.67
    3 votes
    119

    World Figure Skating Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The World Figure Skating Hall of Fame serves as a repository for the sport of figure skating. The World Figure Skating Hall of Fame is where the greatest names in the history of the sport are honored. The World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. Skaters such as Dick Button, Katarina Witt, Midori Ito, Sonja Henie, and Michelle Kwan have been honored in the Hall of Fame.
    6.67
    3 votes
    120

    XRCO Hall of Fame

    XRCO Hall of Fame lists some of the most notable adult entertainment works and workers. The list is managed by X-Rated Critics Organization and inducted annually during the XRCO awards. The first XRCO Awards were presented in Hollywood on February 14, 1985. Members are listed in the order they were inducted, with the year they were inducted, if known: Auxiliary Fields
    6.67
    3 votes
    121

    Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

    The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is an entity established by Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds franchise that pays homage to the team's past through displays, photographs and multimedia. It was instituted in 1958 to recognize the career of former Cincinnati Reds players, managers and front-office executives. The Reds first teamed up with the Cincinnati Chapter of Commerce in 1958 to promote the inductions, which were voted on by Reds fans. Nevertheless, no induction took place in 1985, and starting in 1989, the discontinuation of the ceremonies lasted for nine years. In 1998, Reds executive John Allen revived the inductions and turned over voting to the local chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, which also votes annually for the team’s Most Valuable Player and pitcher. The museum opened September 25, 2004, next to Great American Ball Park. It has more than 15,000 square feet (1,400 m) of exhibit space on two floors and is open year-round. The museum showcases such unique items such as World Series trophies (from 1975, 1976 and 1990), the scorebook from the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings (baseball's first professional team), MVP trophies of Johnny
    5.75
    4 votes
    122
    American Classical Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    American Classical Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    The American Classical Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the individuals and institutions of the past and present that have made significant contributions to classical music. The hall of fame is located in the Hamilton County Memorial Building, next door to Music Hall in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. No Inductions
    7.50
    2 votes
    123
    Canada's Walk of Fame

    Canada's Walk of Fame

    Canada's Walk of Fame (French: Allée des célébrités canadiennes), located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a walk of fame that acknowledges the achievements and accomplishments of successful Canadians. It consists of a series of maple leaf-like stars imbedded in 13 designated blocks' worth of sidewalks in Toronto, located in front of Roy Thomson Hall, The Princess of Wales Theatre, and The Royal Alexandra Theatre on King Street as well as Simcoe Street. The first group of members was inducted in 1998, and it has since expanded to include a young filmmakers competition and there are plans for a permanent museum. There are 143 Canadians on the walk of fame, including athletes; coaches; actors, directors, writers and producers of movies, television and stage; singers, songwriters and musicians; playwrights; authors; comedians; cartoonists and models. The Walk of Fame was first conceived in 1996 when founder and current president Peter Soumalias suggested the idea of a Walk of Fame for famous Torontonians to the board of the Toronto Entertainment District Association. They rejected his idea, but he went on to establish a Walk of Fame for Canadians in partnership with Bill Ballard, Dusty
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    2 votes
    124
    Motorcycle Hall of Fame

    Motorcycle Hall of Fame

    The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is an offshoot of the American Motorcyclist Association that recognizes individuals who have contributed to motorcycle sport, motorcycle construction and motorcycling in general. It displays motorcycles and riding gear and memoribilia. The museum is located in Pickerington, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, United States.
    7.50
    2 votes
    125

    Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame is located inside the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada. In 1966, Ed Pearlman cofounded the first exclusively off-road racing organization, called the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA). The first event by NORRA (1967) was called the Mexican 1000 Rally, which was later renamed the Baja 1000. Pearlman stopped promoting the series in 1976, so he decided to recognize contributors to the sport. He inducted the first sixteen members in the hall of fame in January 1978. He inducted a second group in 1980. He was unable to come up with a site to host the hall of fame. Pearlman sold the series in 1995 to Rod Hall. While looking through Pearlman's boxes, Hall noticed Pearlman's notes about the hall of fame. Hall talked with Gordon Horsley of the National Automobile Museum, and the Hall of Fame became a resident in the National Automobile Museum. Complete list of inductees
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    2 votes
    126
    Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame

    Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Science Fiction
    The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame bills itself as the world's premier science fiction museum. The museum is located inside architect Frank Gehry's landmark Experience Music Project building at the base of the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, in the United States. It was founded by Paul Allen and Jody Patton and opened to the public on June 18, 2004. Members of the museum's advisory board include Steven Spielberg, Ray Bradbury, James Cameron, and George Lucas. Among its collection of artifacts are Captain Kirk's command chair from Star Trek, the B9 robot from Lost in Space, the Death Star model from Star Wars, the T800 Terminator and the dome from the film Silent Running. The X Prize trophy is currently on display in the museum's lobby. Cameras are prohibited inside the museum. The museum is divided into several galleries with a common theme such as "Homeworld," "Fantastic Voyages," "Brave New Worlds" and "Them!". Each gallery displays related memorabilia (movie props, first editions, costumes and models) in large display cases, posters, and interactive displays to sketch out the different subjects. The museum replaced an existing EMP attraction called "Artist's
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    2 votes
    127
    United States Bicycling Hall of Fame

    United States Bicycling Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The United States Bicycling Hall of Fame, located in Davis, California, is a private organization formed to preserve and promote the sport of cycling. The hall was formerly located in Somerville, New Jersey. The Hall announced in April 2009 that it would move to Davis. The grand opening of the new downtown Davis facility was on April 24, 2010. The hall of fame joined a collection of historic bicycles that were already located in Davis. Davis has an extensive bicycling infrastructure, culture and legacy. It replaced the 3rd and B teens center, which was a slightly controversial move among the teenage population of Davis, but many of its functions, such as dances, were moved to the veteran's memorial. The Hall of Fame is located on the top floor of the building and includes the bicycles of Major Taylor and Frank Louis Kramer as well as a championship sash and medals from Frank Kramer. The main floor of the museum includes topical exhibits. In 2010, there was an exhibit about the Tour of California and a display about Greg LeMond. The basement includes an extensive display of historic bicycles that includes Draisine and Velocipede models. The display also includes landmark bicycles
    7.50
    2 votes
    128

    Slovak Hockey Hall of Fame

    The Slovak Hockey Hall of Fame (Slovak: Sieň slávy slovenského hokeja) honors the contributions that individuals have made to the sport of hockey in Slovakia. It opened on November 30, 2002, that the team of Slovak national team won the IIHF World Championships gold medal. The hall is located in Bratislava, Slovakia. Since 2002 Ladislav Troják, Stan Mikita, Michal Polóni, Ladislav Horský, Ján Starší, George Gross, Vladimír Dzurilla, Jozef Golonka, Václav Nedomanský, Peter Šťastný - Šťastný stepped out in 2009 Since 2003 Rastislav Jančuška, Vojtech Okoličány, Miroslav Červenka, Ján Jendek Since 2004 František Gregor, Karol Fako, Vincent Lukáč, Milan Kužela Since 2005 Jaroslav Walter, Igor Liba Since 2006 Rudolf Tajcnár Since 2007 Dušan Pašek Since 2008 Dušan Faško Since 2009 Dárius Rusnák Since 2011 Ján Mitošinka, Július Haas, Róbert Švehla Since 2012 Pavol Demitra
    4.80
    5 votes
    129

    British Hockey Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame was founded in 1948 and is the third oldest ice hockey Hall of Fame in the world, behind the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame (also founded in 1948) and the International Hockey Hall of Fame (founded in 1943). The Hall honours individuals who have made important contributions to the sport of hockey in Britain. The Hall houses displays and exhibitions of memorabilia depicting significant contributions of players, coaches, referees and other individuals. The Hall of Fame was founded by the weekly Ice Hockey World newspaper in 1948. When the newspaper stopped being published in 1958, the Hall of Fame ceased to exist. In 1986, the Hall was re-established by the British Ice Hockey Writers' Association (now called Ice Hockey Journalists UK (IHJUK)). A sub-committee of IHJUK meets each year to decide on a list of potential inductees. To be inducted, individuals must have contributed "outstanding service to British ice hockey".
    5.50
    4 votes
    130
    Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame

    Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame

    The Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame is a site operated at Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, by the Southern Gospel Music Association. It was established in 1997. The Hall of Fame is composed of pioneers in the field of Southern gospel music; members are selected by the SGMA annually, and are honored by a descriptive plaque and portrait in the Hall itself. The Museum contains thousands of items of memorabilia and a gift shop. An animatronic quartet, sponsored by Bill Gaither, sings “Give the World a Smile.” Other interesting items on display include a replica of the Blackwood Brothers first bus, interactive video and sound clips, and bronze plaques of Hall of Fame inductees. Over one million people visit the facility annually. Beginning in 2004, the Hall of Fame began holding their popular annual induction ceremonies. Dollywood closes its doors to the public, and the all-day event is filled with musical performances. The Hall of Fame is currently under the leadership of Executive Director Charles Waller, who is also producer of the Grand Ole Gospel Reunion in Knoxville, TN. Waller has done much to bring the legends of gospel music before a new, younger audience, and is
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    4 votes
    131

    World Golf Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida, in the United States, and it is unusual among sports halls of fame in that a single site serves both men and women. It is supported by a consortium of 26 golf organizations from all over the world. The Hall of Fame Museum Building is designed by the museum architecture specialist firm of E. Verner Johnson and Associates of Boston, Massachusetts. They also produced the museum master plan that established the overall size, mission and qualities of the overall museum and the surrounding facilities and site. The Hall of Fame Museum features a permanent exhibition and a rolling program of temporary exhibitions. Designed by museum design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the Hall of Fame and exhibition area contains exhibits on the game's history, heritage, and techniques; major players and organizations; golf course design, equipment, and dress; and new directions, such as ecological concerns in course management. The World Golf Hall of Fame was originally located in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and was privately operated by Diamondhead Corp., then owners of the Pinehurst Resort. It opened in
    5.50
    4 votes
    132

    Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame

    Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame, based in the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, commemorates and honours those whose accomplishments in aviation contributed so much to Canada's development as a nation. Founded in 1973, the Hall of Fame has honoured thus far more than 200 aviators, engineers, technicians and administrators. Due to its size and geographical location, Canada has had to rely upon aviation much more than other countries. With so much territory unsuitable for surface travel, it was up to aviation to unite the country and bring the distant regions the opportunities for social and economic progress that would make them part of Canada. The unique combination of pioneering aviation and pioneering development of the country resulted in many outstanding examples of heroism, skill, tenacity, courage, wisdom, and luck, and many great stories to be told. The best of these stories are described in the Aviation Hall of Fame. Stories are told on four by eight foot panels with portraits, citations, photographs, and memorabilia. The Hall has an extensive collection of personal items and memorabilia related to inducted members, including such material as licenses,
    6.33
    3 votes
    133

    Gospel Music Hall of Fame

    The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, created in 1971 by the Gospel Music Association, is a Hall of Fame dedicated exclusively to recognizing meaningful contributions by individuals and groups in all forms of gospel music. This is an incomplete list of those inducted into the GMA's Gospel Music Hall of Fame, listed alphabetically with the year of induction. Many of these were honored posthumously for their contribution in gospel music. Billy Graham was inducted to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999 for providing a platform to many Christian artists who have had the honor of performing at the Billy Graham events. Graham has preached the gospel to over 210 million people in more than 185 countries and territories. These artists include: Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Sandi Patty, Larnelle Harris, Steven Curtis Chapman, dc Talk, Jars of Clay. Others associated with Graham's ministries are also inductees: George Beverly Shea (soloist of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Team); Cliff Barrows (inducted 1988 - music director and choir master for all Billy Graham Evangelistic Campaigns); Ralph Carmichael (producer for the music in Billy Graham films such as "Mr. Texas", "For Pete's Sake", "The
    6.33
    3 votes
    134
    Hall of Fame for Great Americans

    Hall of Fame for Great Americans

    The Hall of Fame for Great Americans is the original hall of fame in the United States. "Fame" here means "renown" (rather than today's more common meaning of "celebrity"). Its originator, Chancellor Henry Mitchell MacCracken, acknowledged inspiration from the Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) in Munich, Germany. It is a secular national shrine on the grounds of the Bronx Community College of the City University of New York located in The Bronx, New York City. Though the Hall's renown has itself faded, its architecture remains, and the hall stands as a shrine not just to great men, but to Roman ideals of fame favored at the beginning of the 20th century. Completed in 1900, as part of the original New York University campus at the site, the building was donated by Helen Gould and was formally dedicated on May 30, 1901. The Hall of Fame stands on the heights occupied by the British army in its successful attack upon Fort Washington in the autumn of 1776. Dr. Henry Mitchell MacCracken, originator of The Hall of Fame and Chancellor of New York University once said: Other monuments of a similar purpose had been built earlier. King Ludwig I of Bavaria actually built two: a Walhalla Ruhmes- und
    6.33
    3 votes
    135
    ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

    ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

    The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame "recognises the achievements of the legends of the game from cricket's long and illustrious history". It was launched by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 2 January 2009, in association with the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA), as part of the ICC's centenary celebrations. The initial inductees were the 55 players included in the FICA Hall of Fame which ran from 1999 to 2003, but further members are added each year during the ICC Awards ceremony. The inaugural inductees ranged from W. G. Grace, who retired from Test cricket in 1899, to Graham Gooch, who played his last Test match in 1995. Living inductees receive a commemorative cap; Australian Rodney Marsh was the first member of the initial inductees to receive his. Members of the Hall of Fame assist in the selection of future inductees. There are more English players in the Hall of Fame than players from other countries. Only ten of the 64 inductees played for nations outside England, Australia and the West Indies. South African Barry Richards played the fewest Test matches during his career with four, before South Africa were excluded from participating in
    6.33
    3 votes
    136
    International Swimming Hall of Fame

    International Swimming Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The International Swimming Hall of Fame and Museum (ISHOF) is a history museum and hall of fame, located at One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of swimming in the United States and around the world. Exhibits include ancient art and both reproductions and original art depicting famous moments in swimming history (from ancient times to modern), swimwear, and civil rights, as well as memorabilia and artifacts belonging to persons who have promoted or excelled in aquatics. It is recognized by FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) as the official hall for the aquatics sports. ISHOF was incorporated in Florida as a non-profit educational corporation on November 23, 1964. Nine months later—in August 1965—a 50-meter pool, 25-yard diving well, and warm-up pool were completed. This initial part of the Swimming Hall of Fame complex was dedicated on December 27, 1965, witnessed by 4,500 swimmers and other spectators from all fifty states and eleven foreign countries. In 1968, the then-Swimming Hall of Fame became the first world-recognized hall of fame in any sport, when
    6.33
    3 votes
    137

    Nihon Ki-in Hall of Fame

    The Nihon Ki-in Hall of Fame was created in 2004 as part of the Nihon Ki-in's 80th anniversary celebrations, and housed in the basement of its headquarters in Ichigaya. Inductees are selected by the eight-member Go Hall of Fame Awards Committee, of which Otake Hideo, the Nihon Ki-in chairman, and Rin Kaiho, the Professional Go Players Association chairman, are both members. According to the Nihon Ki-in, those inducted need not be the most renowned players, since even "non-professionals who have contributed to the development of Go will also be honoured." Listed in reverse chronological order.
    6.33
    3 votes
    138

    Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame honours players who have shown exceptional skill at rugby league, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game who are Australian. To date there are only thirty members of the hall of fame with the latest members being inducted in 2007. It was officially established in 2002, to honour the many past greats of the game, who have played in the New South Wales/Sydney league competition, Australian rugby league competition, Super League competition and the National Rugby League. The first batch of players were inducted to the hall of fame in 2002 including legends of the sport such as Reg Gasnier, Johnny Raper and Wally Lewis. In 2003 another six members were added to the elite club and yet another six were inducted in both 2004, 2005 and 2006. This continued with another six inductees in 2007: three from pre-1940 and three from post World War II.
    8.00
    1 votes
    139

    Canadian Business Hall of Fame

    The Canadian Business Hall of Fame honours "Canada's most distinguished business leaders", selected by an independent panel representing Canadian business, academic and media institutions. The Canadian Business Hall of Fame was established by Junior Achievement of Canada in 1979. Inductees:
    8.00
    1 votes
    140

    Czech Ice Hockey Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Czech Ice Hockey Hall of Fame was founded in 2004 and is located in Prague, Czech Republic. The Hall honors individuals that have contributed to the sport of hockey in the Czech Republic. It houses displays and a collection of memorabilia depicting the significant contributions of players, coaches, referees and other important figures in the sport.
    8.00
    1 votes
    141
    Exotic World Burlesque Museum

    Exotic World Burlesque Museum

    The Burlesque Hall of Fame is the name of the burlesque museum located on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. Formerly known as Exotic World, the museum historically was located on the site of an abandoned goat farm in Helendale, California. The museum documents the history of American burlesque from its 19th-century origins through its golden age in the mid-20th century, and displays artifacts commemorating historic burlesque performers. Exotic World originated as the private collection of retired exotic dancer Jennie Lee. It is currently curated by retired burlesque performer Dixie Evans, who often personally leads tours through the exhibits. Exotic World also serves as the home office for The Exotic Dancers' League of America (or EDL) trade union, and as the site of the annual Miss Exotic World Pageant. Retired dancer Jennie Lee started collecting burlesque memorabilia when she owned the Sassy Lassy nightclub in San Pedro, California. After Lee was diagnosed with breast cancer, she and her husband moved to an abandoned goat farm in Helendale, California, located in the Mojave desert about one third of the way between Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Lee intended
    8.00
    1 votes
    142
    International Space Hall of Fame

    International Space Hall of Fame

    The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a museum and planetarium complex in Alamogordo, New Mexico, dedicated to artifacts and displays related to space flight and the space age. It includes the International Space Hall of Fame. The Museum of Space History highlights the role that New Mexico has had in the U. S. space program, and is one of eight museums administered by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The museum has been accredited by American Association of Museums since 1993. The museum includes exhibits about the planets of the Solar System, space flight and the primates that were used in early space flight experiments conducted by the United States. The museum holds mock-ups and training units of many important space artifacts such as satellites, the Space Shuttle, and the lunar lander (the originals are still in space or on the moon). The Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Theater and Planetarium has a projection dome that doubles as an IMAX screen and as a planetarium. IMAX-format films are screened daily. The Hubbard Space Science Education Building was dedicated in Spring 1991. It holds classrooms and laboratories and is the site of the annual Shuttle Camps. The
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    1 votes
    143

    Library Hall of Fame

    The Library Hall of Fame is a list of 40 leaders of the modern library movement that appeared in the March 15, 1951 issue of Library Journal. That issue of Library Journal celebrated the 75th anniversary of the American Library Association. All of the members of the Library Hall of Fame were deceased when Library Journal printed the list. In 1999, American Libraries published an article entitled "100 of the most important leaders we had in the 20th century".
    8.00
    1 votes
    144

    Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

    The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame was established by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc. in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. A non-profit organization, its objective is to honor and preserve the songwriting legacy that is uniquely associated with music community in the city of Nashville. The Foundation's stated purpose is to educate, archive, and celebrate the contributions of the members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame to the world of music. The Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc., is governed by a board of directors, currently consisting of thirteen members. Annually, three songwriters are inducted into the Hall of Fame.
    8.00
    1 votes
    145

    National Soccer Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The National Soccer Hall of Fame is a private, non-profit institution established in 1979 that honors soccer achievements in the United States. Induction into the hall is widely considered the highest honor in American soccer. The Hall of Fame was founded in 1950 by the Philadelphia "Old-timers" Association, a group of former professional and amateur soccer players that wanted to recognize the achievements of soccer in America. The Hall of Fame museum opened on June 12, 1999 and hosted Hillary Rodham Clinton during the same year. The museum featured the hall of fame, a library and an interactive soccer play area. The United States National Soccer Team Players Association partnered with the Hall of Fame to create the Time In program, which honored people with a connection to soccer battling Leukemia. Since the disease disproportionately targets children a majority of the honorees were youth soccer players. Prior to the 2005 induction of the "Magnificent Five" individuals from the early and mid 20th century had been largely ignored. This change was brought about by the acquisition of a large volume of historical records relating to this period. These records combined with previously
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    1 votes
    146
    Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

    Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

    The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas, is the state-designated official historical center of the famed Texas Rangers law enforcement agency. It consists of the Homer Garrison, Jr. museum gallery, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, the Texas Ranger Research Center and the Headquarters of Texas Rangers Company "F". The City of Waco serves as the appointed trustee on behalf of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Legislature. The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is located near Interstate Highway 35 Exit 335B in Waco, Texas. The mission of the nonprofit Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is to: (1) Disseminate knowledge and inspire appreciation of the history, public service and ideals of the Texas Rangers, a legendary symbol of Texas and America; and (2) Serve as state designated repository for artifacts and archives relating to the Texas Rangers. In 1964 the Texas Department of Public Safety chartered the City of Waco, Texas, to construct and operate the official museum of the Texas Rangers. In return, the City of Waco agreed to commit 32 acres (130,000 m) for a building site, provide an ongoing annual operating subsidy, and build and sustain a
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    1 votes
    147
    Texas Sports Hall of Fame

    Texas Sports Hall of Fame

    The Texas Sports Hall of Fame recognizes athletes, coaches, and administrators who have made "lasting fame and honor to Texas sports". It was established in 1951 by the Texas Sports Writers Association. Once it made its first induction (baseball star Tris Speaker) in 1951, Texas became the first U.S. state to have a sports hall of fame. Home of more than 300 Texas legends, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame was the idea of the sports editor at The Beaumont Enterprise. Thad Johnson spoke to the Texas Sportswriters Association during the 1949 Texas High School Coaches Association All Star Games in Beaumont about starting the Hall of Fame. The sports writers unanimously agreed with Johnson and in 1951 baseball great Tris Speaker was the inaugural inductee and Texas became the first state to honor its athletes with a hall of fame. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame under the guidance of Texas sports entrepreneur Lamar Hunt was opened in Grand Prairie on Saturday, May 23, 1981 but was closed in 1986. The Hall of Fame remained dormant until several prominent members of the Waco community created a plan in 1990 to have the Hall of Fame moved to Waco. Their plan was realized on April 16, 1993 when
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    1 votes
    148
    Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame

    Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame

    The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame is a professional wrestling hall of fame that recognizes people who make significant contributions to the sport. It was founded in 1996 by Dave Meltzer, editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame is not contained in a building, and there are no ceremonies for inductions. Inductees include wrestlers, managers, promoters, trainers, and commentators. On five occasions, tag teams have been inducted rather than the individual members of the team. This first occurred in 1996, when The Dusek Family, The Fabulous Kangaroos, and the Road Warriors entered the hall. The Fabulous Freebirds and The Midnight Express have also been inducted as a group. Meltzer began the Hall of Fame by choosing a list of 120 inaugural inductees in 1996. Since then, wrestlers from past and present, others employed in the professional wrestling industry, and wrestling journalists and historians have been selected by Meltzer to cast secret ballots to determine annual groups of inductees. Voting criteria include the length of time spent in wrestling, historical significance, ability to attract viewers, and wrestling
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    1 votes
    149

    Australian Racing Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Australian Racing Hall of Fame is part of the Australian Racing Museum which documents and honours the horseracing legends of Australia. The museum officially opened in 1981 and created the Hall of Fame in 2000. The numbers in brackets after each name indicates the year of induction into the Hall of Fame.
    5.25
    4 votes
    150

    Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame

    The Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame, formally known as Giants of the North: The Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame, honours significant lifelong contributions to the art of cartooning in Canada. It was founded in 2005. The first members were inducted at The Doug Wright Awards held during the 2005 Toronto Comic Art Festival. A new member is inducted annually. Members are:
    5.25
    4 votes
    151
    American Police Hall of Fame & Museum

    American Police Hall of Fame & Museum

    The American Police Hall of Fame & Museum is located at 6350 Horizon Drive just south of Titusville, Florida. It houses law enforcement exhibits, a memorial and a Hall of Fame. It is the nation's first national police museum and a memorial dedicated to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
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    152

    Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    This is the list of people inducted into the Billiard Congress of America's hall of fame. Many of these were inducted based on their excellence as world-class players (the "Greatest Players" category), while others (marked with "•" below) were inducted for their contributions to the game or the billiards industry (the "Meritorious Service" category). The year of induction is listed after the name.
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    Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Soccer Hall of Fame in Vaughan, Ontario, was founded in 1997. It was incorporated by the Ontario Soccer Association. The Hall aims to celebrate and highlight the achievements of top Canadian Footballers and Builders who have played and developed the game in Canada. New members are added each year, seven male players, one female, and three builders. The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.
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    Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

    The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (Panthéon des Auteurs et Compositeurs Canadiens) is a Canadian non-profit organization, founded in 1998 by Frank Davies, that inducts Canadians into their Hall of Fame within three different categories: songwriters, songs, and those others who have made a significant contribution with respect to music. Frank Davies came up with the idea for the CSHF/PACC while he was on the board for the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). His position was as the first music publisher appointee and as the voice for songwriters and publishers among the group of music industry professionals who oversee Canada's Juno Awards. Frank has had a long career in music, mainly as a record producer and music publisher. He developed the Hall of Fame because he wanted increased public recognition for Canadian Songwriters. Northern Island (1927) The award is a miniature replica of the sculpture 'Northern Island' created by Elizabeth Wyn Wood, who was born in Orillia, Ontario. Wood was a Canadian sculptor, who graduated from the Ontario College of Art (OCA) in 1926. The award was established in the year 2003. Wood took many trips to the Pickerel River
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    Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame

    Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame

    The Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame was established by the Colorado Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) in Denver, Colorado, USA, on November 11, 1969 for the State of Colorado. The original and first ten Colorado aviation pioneers were inducted into the Hall on that date. Guest speaker for the event was author Ernest K Gann. The Hall of Fame is part of the Society's Heritage Hall in the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver, Colorado. Originally, to be considered for the Hall of Fame, ones' pioneering activities were to be completed before November 11, 1918. Subsequently, the cut-off date was changed to 1935, then eliminated. Aviation pioneering including development of airports, air mail routes, flying training facilities, flight management and mapping, aviation and aerospace manufacturing and maintenance, aviation weather tracking and forecasting, teaching and educating, advancements in aviation business, and military achievements. These are some of the activities that challenged Colorado aviators and aviation business persons. In the first 25 years of the Hall of Fame, over 160 Coloradans and organizations have been inducted and so honored.
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    Grammy Hall of Fame Award

    The Grammy Hall of Fame Award is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have "qualitative or historical significance". The Award honors recordings (singles and albums) in all genres, including classical, rock, country, Hip hop music, R&B, opera, theatre and film, from the turn of the 20th century through the current eligibility cutoff date. To date (2010), there are approximately 850 Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients out of perhaps hundreds of thousands of albums and singles that have been recorded since 1900. A complete list of recordings awarded this title appear below, divided into four sections. Alphabetical listing by title:
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    National Ski Hall of Fame

    National Ski Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is located in the City of Ishpeming in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the birthplace of organized skiing in the United States. Along with housing the Hall of Fame and Museum, the building includes a theater, library, gift shop, offices and ample storage space for archive material and collections. In 1905, the National Ski Association, today known as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, was formed in Ishpeming. The National Ski Association was formed during a meeting of ski clubs from Ishpeming, MI, Minneapolis, Red Wing, Minnesota, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Ispheming Ski Club founder Carl Tellefsen was its first president. For his contribution, he was the first person to be accorded Honored Membership in the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum in 1956. The Roland Palmedo Memorial Library, one of the largest research ski libraries in the United States is housed here. Roland Palmedo was a ski-sport builder and contributor for more than 50 years. He helped to organize the National Ski Patrol, the teacher certification program, and various early ski teams and clubs. He also edited two skiing books and developed one of the
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    SCCA Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The SCCA Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame dedicated to enshrining those who have contributed the most to the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) auto racing. The Hall of Fame was announced in 2004, and the first 10 people were inducted in 2005.
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    South Bend

    South Bend

    The city of South Bend is the county seat of St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States, on the St. Joseph River near its southernmost bend, from which it derives its name. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total of 101,168 residents; its Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 316,663 and Combined Statistical Area of 544,582. It is the fourth largest city in Indiana and the economic and cultural hub of the Michiana region, with the University of Notre Dame located just to the north in unincorporated Notre Dame, Indiana. The area was originally settled in the early 18th century by fur traders, and established as a city in 1865. The St. Joseph River shaped South Bend's economy through the mid-20th century. River access assisted heavy industrial development such as that of the Studebaker Corporation, the Oliver Chilled Plow Company, and other large corporations. The population of South Bend has declined since a peak of 132,445 in 1960, chiefly due to the demise of Studebaker and other heavy industry. The 2000 U.S. Census recorded a population increase of 2.2% from 1990, the first since 1960. Today, the largest industries in South Bend are health care,
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    Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

    Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

    The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, a museum in Fort Worth, Texas, "pays tribute to the cowboys and cowgirls of the Lone Star State." Most of the exhibits are male-oriented, as there is a separate National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in the Cultural District of Fort Worth. The museum, which offers the Sterquell Wagon Collection and the John Justin Trail of Fame, is located in the Fort Worth Stockyards historic district, having opened on April 9, 2001.The museum is across from Cowtown Coliseum, where indoor rodeos are held in Fort Worth. Museum visitors are invited to propose new inductees to the Hall of Fame by completing background information on a potential nominee.
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    Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

    Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

    The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame honors men and women who have contributed to the sport of women's basketball. The Hall of Fame opened in 1999 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Knoxville is known for having a large women's basketball following as well as being the home of the University of Tennessee's Lady Vols basketball team coached by legendary women's coach Pat Summitt who was part of the first class inducted.
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    Dutch Hockey Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Dutch Hockey Hall of Fame located in the Netherlands serves to honor those individuals that have contributed to the sport of ice hockey in the Netherlands.
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    Kermit Blosser Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame

    Kermit Blosser Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Kermit Blosser Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame is the shrine which all Ohio University Bobcats greats aspire to enter. Since 1965, inductees to the Blosser Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame are inducted during banquet ceremonies the evening prior to a designated home football game. Inductees are also recognized during a special halftime ceremony at the football game the following day. Inductees are also honored into perpetuity as their portrait and accomplishments are displayed in the Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame currently located in the Convocation Center. Beginning with the class of 2000, the Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame will receive at least three and no more than five new inductees. On October 20, 2006, Ohio Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt announced the renaming of the Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame to the Kermit Blosser Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame. Blosser was a multi-sport athlete at Ohio, competing in both football and wrestling. He helped the football team to a 24-1-1 record and three straight Buckeye Athletic Association titles during his varsity career. As a sophomore end, he played his first game as a Bobcat in the 1929 season-opener at Indiana. The next week, Blosser started
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    National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was founded in 1950 in Saratoga Springs, New York, to honor the achievements of American thoroughbred race horses, jockeys, and trainers. Each spring, following the tabulation of the final votes, the announcement of new inductees is usually made during Kentucky Derby Week in early May. The Hall of Fame's nominating committee selects eight to ten candidates from among the four Contemporary categories to be presented to the voters. Changes in voting procedures that commence with the 2010 candidates will allow the voters to choose multiple candidates from a single Contemporary category, instead of a single candidate from each of the four Contemporary categories. Presidents of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and term of service: The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has named only five people in the history of American Thoroughbred horse racing as "Exemplars of Racing." They are: To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a horse must have been retired for a minimum of five full calendar years. (Year of induction) To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a jockey must be licensed for 20 years or have been retired for at least
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    National Toy Hall of Fame

    National Toy Hall of Fame

    The National Toy Hall of Fame is an American hall of fame that recognizes the contributions of toys and games that have sustained their popularity for many years. Criteria for induction include: icon-status (the toy is widely recognized, respected, and remembered); longevity (more than a passing fad); discovery (fosters learning, creativity, or discovery); and innovation (profoundly changed play or toy design). Established in 1998 under the direction of Ed Sobey, the National Toy Hall of Fame was originally housed at A. C. Gilbert's Discovery Village in Salem, Oregon, United States, but was moved to the Strong National Museum of Play (now The Strong) in Rochester, New York, in 2002 after it outgrew its original home. Forty-six toys have been enshrined in the National Toy Hall of Fame: This year’s nominees were: Atari Game System, Big Wheel, Easy-Bake Oven, Lite-Brite, Fisher-Price Little People, Hot Wheels, Lionel Trains, Operation Skill Game, Pez candy dispenser, rubber duck, skateboard, and Twister. Only two of the twelve nominees took their place in the hall that year. The following toys were added in 2008: The following toys were added in 2009: The following toys were added in
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    National Women's Hall of Fame

    The National Women's Hall of Fame is an American institution created in 1969 by a group of people in Seneca Falls, New York, the location of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention. The mission of the Hall is "to honor in perpetuity those women, citizens of the United States of America, whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science, have been the greatest value for the development of their country." The National Women's Hall of Fame inducts distinguished American women through a rigorous national honors selection process involving representatives of the nation's important organizations and areas of expertise. Nominees are selected on the basis of the changes they created that affect the social, economic or cultural aspects of society; the significant national or global impact and results of change due to their achievement; and the enduring value of their achievements or changes. The Hall was hosted by Eisenhower College until 1979, when the organization purchased an historic bank building in the Seneca Falls Historic District and renovated it to house the Hall's permanent exhibit, historical artifacts, and offices.
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    Paramount Plaza Walk of Fame

    The Paramount Plaza Walk of Fame honors artists who recorded for Paramount Records in Grafton, Wisconsin with a 'piano key'. The first of a total of 44 'piano keys' is 2 feet (0.61 m) wide by 7 feet (2.1 m) long and made of black granite to resemble a keyboard. Annually, additional keys - placed by the Village of Grafton - will be inscribed with the names of artists who recorded for Paramount Records. Starting in 2006, the first inductees chosen by the Paramount GIG ('Grooves In Grafton') organization, in Grafton, were Charley Patton, Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Skip James, Thomas Dorsey, and Henry Townsend.
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    UK Music Hall of Fame

    The UK Music Hall of Fame was an awards ceremony to honour musicians, of any nationality, for their lifetime contributions to music in the United Kingdom. The Hall of Fame started in 2004 with the induction of five founder members and five more members selected by a public televote, two from each of the last five decades. In subsequent years, a panel of more than 60 journalists and music industry executives decided the people and groups to be inducted. The ceremony was last held in 2006, and has since been cancelled. There were five founding members, one from each decade from the 1950s to 1990s: In addition, the public were asked to select one further act from each decade, from five lists of ten nominees. The five members chosen by the public in October 2004 were: The full list of nominees were: Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records, was awarded honorary membership. The 2005 inductees were selected by a panel of 60 people from the music industry: The late DJ John Peel was also made an honorary member (inducted by Damon Albarn of Blur). The programme was televised in the UK. It was later shown on VH1 in the United States, without the Joy Division/New Order segments. The
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    IFBB Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The IFBB Hall of Fame was established in 1999 to honor outstanding athletes and officials in the sport of bodybuilding.
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    New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame is an organisation commemorating New Zealand's greatest sporting triumphs. It was inaugurated as part of the New Zealand sesquicentenary celebrations in 1990. Some 160 members have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception representing a wide variety of sports. Inductions are held regularly every second year. Since 1999, it has been located in Dunedin, in the city's Railway Station building, where a museum is sited displaying mementos of New Zealand's sporting achievements. Prior to this time the Hall of Fame was based in Wellington. The current chief executive of the Hall of Fame is sports writer Ron Palenski.
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    Songwriters Hall of Fame

    Songwriters Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Song writing
    The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. It was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and music publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond. The hall of fame only existed as an online virtual collection until 2010, when it was first put on display as a physical gallery inside The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The Songwriters Hall of Fame has an office in New York City, United States, and holds workshops, showcases, and provides scholarships to promising artists to help develop new songwriting talent. New inductees are voted on annually. Alongside the induction of new songwriters are a variety of special awards. Currently, the awards include: Through 2010, 383 individuals had been inducted into the SHOF. The British rock band Queen was the first band to be inducted in 2003.
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    Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum identifies and preserves the evolving history and traditions of country music and educates its audiences. Functioning as a local history museum and as an international arts organization, the CMF, located at 222 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, serves visiting and non-visiting audiences including fans, students, scholars, members of the music industry, and the general public. In 1961, the CMA announced the creation of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The first three inductees, Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose and Hank Williams, were announced at a CMA banquet in November. Bronze plaques, with the facial likeness and a thumbnail biography of each new member, were cast in bas relief. They were unveiled on the Grand Ole Opry by Ernest Tubb. These plaques, and those for subsequent Hall of Fame inductees, were displayed in the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville until 1967. In 1963, the CMA announced that a Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum was to be built on Music Row in Nashville. In that same year, Tennessee chartered the Country Music Foundation (CMF) as a nonprofit, educational organization to operate the museum. The
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    IRB Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The IRB Hall of Fame is a hall of fame operated by the International Rugby Board (IRB) that recognises special achievement and contribution to the sport of rugby union. The IRB Hall of Fame covers players, coaches, administrators, match officials, institutions and other individuals. The Hall of Fame recognises the history and important contributions to the game, through one or more induction ceremonies that have been held annually except in 2010. The IRB Hall of Fame was introduced during the 2006 IRB Awards ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland. The inaugural inductees were William Webb Ellis, who apocryphally caught the ball during a football game and ran with it, and Rugby School, which has left a huge legacy with the game in a number of ways. IRB Chairman, Dr Syd Millar, said “To commemorate the establishment of the IRB Hall of Fame and to recognise the proud history and traditions of the Game, including its origins, William Webb Ellis and Rugby School were enrolled into the IRB Hall of Fame,” added Dr Millar. The second induction to the IRB Hall of Fame took place in Paris on October 21, 2007, the night after the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final. The next induction was in London on November
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    Louisiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame

    The Louisiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes members of the athletics program that have made a lasting impact on the university. To be eligible for the LSU Hall of Fame in the Athlete category, an individual must have earned a college degree and gained national distinction through superlative performance. Hall of Fame candidates must also have established a personal reputation for character and citizenship. To be eligible in the Coach/Administrator category, the individual must have made significant contributions to LSU Athletics and gained national distinction through exceptional accomplishments in his or her field of expertise while establishing an image that reflects favorably upon the University.
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    Poker Hall of Fame

    The Poker Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of professional poker in the United States. Founded and located in Las Vegas, Nevada, it was created in 1979 by Benny Binion, the owner of the Horseshoe Casino, to preserve the names and legacies of the world's greatest poker players and to serve as a tourist attraction to his casino. Binion was known for the creative ways in which he marketed his casino. In 1949, he convinced Johnny Moss and Nick "The Greek" Dandolos to play high stakes poker heads up where the public could watch them. In 1970, he invited a group of poker players to compete in what would be the first World Series of Poker (WSOP). When Harrah's Entertainment acquired the rights to the WSOP in 2004, it also assumed ownership of the Poker Hall of Fame. Currently, membership in the Poker Hall of Fame is handled directly by the WSOP. As of 2011, 42 people have been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, twenty of whom are still living. Before the 2009 World Series of Poker, then-WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack announced that the process for becoming a member into the Poker Hall of Fame would undergo a slight modification. Starting in 2009, the Poker Hall of Fame started
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    Volleyball Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Volleyball Hall of Fame was founded to honor extraordinary players, coaches, officials, and leaders who have made significant contributions to the game of volleyball. The hall is located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, where volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan at the local YMCA. In 1971 the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce established a committee to campaign for the founding of the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, Massachusetts, which is where volleyball was originally founded. In 1895, William G. Morgan, the inventor of volleyball, was posthumously inducted into the hall as its first member. A small exhibit dedicated to the history of volleyball and the hall of fame's inductees opened in a local building on June 6, 1987 with 1,600 square feet (150 m) of space. In 1997 the exhibit moved to a new temporary location, and is now awaiting movement to a permanent museum. The temporary location is at the Holyoke Heritage Park near the Children's Museum. The following tables enumerate all of the inductees to the Volleyball Hall of Fame through 2010.
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    National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame

    National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame is a non-profit hall of fame for American drivers of Dirt Late Model racecars. It is located on the grounds of Florence Speedway, in Walton, Kentucky. Longtime motorsport journalist Bill Holder proposed creating a Hall of Fame for Late Models in 2001. The first class of inductees was at the annual North-South 100 at Florence Speedway in August 2001. Each class is inducted at the annual North-South event. The voting board consists of 30 car builders, media, promoters, sanctioning body heads, and engine builders. The board votes for five active drivers with at least fifteen years of experience, five major contributors to the sport, and five drivers who are retired for at least five years.
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    Canadian Curling Hall of Fame

    The Canadian Curling Hall of Fame was established with its first inductees in 1973. It is operated by the Canadian Curling Association in Orleans, Ontario. The Hall of Fame selection committee meets annually to choose inductees from four categories: curler, builder, curler/builder and team. Past presidents of the Canadian Curling Association are automatically inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the Executive Honour Roll.
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    International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The International Bowling Museum is located inside the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas. It reopened there on January 26, 2010, after having been located in St. Louis, Missouri, until November 2008. The design and fabrication of the new facility was awarded to Museum Arts Inc., a Dallas company. The World Bowling Writers (WBW) International Bowling Hall of Fame is at this location, along with many exhibits on both the history of bowling and its current status as the nation's No. 1 participatory sport.
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    Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame

    Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The US Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame, located in Baltimore, Maryland, on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, is operated by US Lacrosse. The museum showcases the history of the game of lacrosse, from its Native American origins to its present-day modern form. On display are photographs, art, vintage equipment and uniforms, trophies, as well as other memorabilia and artifacts relating to the sport of lacrosse. Exhibits are also found on the Members of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The mission statement of the US Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame is as follows: It is our mission to honor men and women, past and present, who by their deeds as players, coaches, officials, and/or contributors, and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of the sport of Lacrosse to our way of life, and to enshrine such individuals in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. In addition, we will maintain a museum, depository or showplace for memorabilia, artifacts, equipment, uniforms, written material and documents relating to and descriptive of the sport of Lacrosse and its history, including its Native American origins. The first members of the National
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    National Mining Hall of Fame

    The National Mining Hall of Fame is a museum located in Leadville, Colorado, USA, dedicated to commemorating the work of miners and people that work with natural resources. The museum also participates in efforts to inform the public about the mining industry. The group holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code. The museum was incorporated in 1977, and it was to be built on land owned by the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. As the building was to be built, the town of Leadville was facing hard times. With the closure of mines in Leadville in the 1980s, some possible contributors withdrew their contributions. After the chairman of the project, Doug Watrous, asked Richard Moolick, another board director, to negotiate with the city of Leadville, he came back with the offer. Moolick said they offered $0.50 a year for a 110 year lease. But the museum still needed money, so Joe Shoemaker, a former state senator, suggested that the museum seek 100 contributors that would donate $1,000.00 each. It took one year, but the museum was able to raise all the money. In 1987, the museum moved to a building that was the former Leadville Junior High School and before
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    Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

    Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was founded in 1990 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was founded in 1990 by a group of former Negro Leagues baseball players, including Kansas City Monarchs outfielder, Alfred Surratt, Buck O'Neil, and Horace Peterson. It moved from a small, single-room office inside the Lincoln Building at historic 18th & Vine streets in Kansas City to a 2,000-square-foot (190 m) space in 1994. Three years later, in 1997, the museum relocated again, to a 10,000-square-foot (930 m), purpose-built structure five times the previous size. The museum resides in the 18th and Vine District of Kansas City, the hub of African-American cultural activity in Kansas City during the first half of the 20th century. Within the same building is the American Jazz Museum, celebrating Kansas City's likewise vibrant jazz scene during that same time period. The museum chronologically charts the progress of the Negro leagues with informative placards and interactive exhibits. Its walls are lined with pictures of players, owners, and officials of Negro league baseball from the Negro National League of 1920 through the Negro American League, which lasted until
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    Ohio Women's Hall of Fame

    The Ohio Women's Hall of Fame was founded in 1978 and has 356 members. It provides public recognition for the achievements of Ohio women that better their state, their country and their world. It is one of several across the United States honoring the achievements of women within the individual states.
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    Polio Hall of Fame

    Polio Hall of Fame

    The Polio Hall of Fame (or the Polio Wall of Fame) consists of a linear grouping of sculptured busts of fifteen scientists and two laymen who made important contributions to the knowledge and treatment of poliomyelitis. It is found on the outside wall of what is called Founder's Hall of the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Georgia, USA. Designed by Edmond Romulus Amateis, the sculpted busts were cast in bronze and positioned in an irregular linear pattern on a white marble wall. Amateis was commissioned by the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation to create the Hall of Fame for the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the incorporation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. On January 2, 1958 the monument was unveiled in a ceremony attended by the artist and almost all of the still living scientists. Eleanor Roosevelt, the president’s widow, represented her late husband at the ceremony. There is a detailed coverage of the celebration including photographs of the sculptor and the persons involved posing in front of their respective busts in Edward A. Beeman’s biography of one the scientists, Charles Armstrong (see below No. 6) The
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    Telecommunications Hall of Fame

    Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame is a Canadian not-for-profit foundation that seeks to foster a greater awareness of Canada's role in developing and innovating telecommunications. The foundation has two main programs - an education and outreach program, and a laureate program, which honours historically important figures in the field. Nortel , the Communications Research Centre, Alexander Graham Bell, Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, Edward S. Rogers, Sr., Edward Samuel Rogers (Ted Rogers), Donald Hings and Michael Kedar are among those honoured.
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    Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame

    Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame

    The Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame which is located in Eagle River, Wisconsin, was founded in 1975 and is housed in the Eagle River Sports Arena. The hall was established to honor outstanding individuals responsible for the development, growth and success of amateur ice hockey in the State of Wisconsin. The Hall is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. During the season it opens and closes when the rink does which is usually before 9:00 am and after 5:00 pm.
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    Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

    Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is a hall of fame established in 1955 to "preserve the record of Canadian sports achievements and to promote a greater awareness of Canada's heritage of sport." It is located at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta. There are 514 honoured members of the hall, with six more to be added for the 2011 class. The Hall, first known as the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, was founded in 1955 through the efforts of Harry I. Price, a former assistant athletics commissioner of Ontario. It was first housed in the Stanley Barracks, located in Toronto on the grounds of Exhibition Place. It moved in 1961 to a wing of a new building shared with the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Hockey Hall of Fame moved out in 1993, leaving the building to the Sports Hall of Fame. Without the Hockey Hall of Fame, attendance declined and the Sports Hall made plans to move to Ottawa. The move to Ottawa never took place, because the venues promised for the Hall by the federal government were allocated for other uses, and the move eventually was cancelled. In 2006, the Hall of Fame building was demolished to make way for BMO Field and the collection moved to the Stanley Barracks in preparation
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    Dance Music Hall of Fame

    The Dance Music Hall of Fame was created in 2003 when music industry veteran John Parker (Robbins Entertainment) thought that something needed to be done to honor the creators and innovators of dance music. He enlisted the help of Eddie O'Loughlin (Next Plateau Records) initially and then they brought Daniel Glass (Glassworks), Tom Silverman (Tommy Boy Records) & Brian Chin (noted dance music writer/historian) in to form the organization. The Dance Music Hall of Fame recognizes the contributions of those who have had a significant impact on the evolution and development of dance music and celebrates the history and significance of the genre. Artists, Producers, Record, Remixer and DJs that helped to shape the dance music industry become eligible for induction 25 years after their first contribution or record release. Criteria include the influence and significance of the nominee's contributions to dance music. The Dance Music Hall Of Fame Board of Advisers was composed of dance music professionals, historians and journalists. When the nominees were selected the ballots were sent to an international voting committee of over 1,000 dance music experts. An awards ceremony announcing
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    Mascot Hall of Fame

    Mascot Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Mascot Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for United States sports mascots. It was founded by David Raymond, who was the original Phillie Phanatic from 1978 to 1993. It is an online-only hall, with an induction ceremony taking place each year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Hall of Fame has a mailing address in Newark, Delaware, home of Raymond's mascot company. Each year (beginning in 2005), mascots are elected into the Mascot Hall of Fame by the voting membership and an executive committee made up of performers, sports executives, and other individuals intimate with the mascot community. The mascots go through a nomination process that ends with the Executive Committee selecting six finalist in each category to be placed on the ballot for consideration. There is a public online vote that contributes a percentage of the final tally. In 2006, the Hall added a separate class to honor college mascots. The mission of the Mascot Hall of Fame is to honor mascot performers, performances, and programs that have positively affected their communities. The Mascot Hall of Fame has also partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs and holds an online auction contributing to that cause. The main
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    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

    The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with more than 28,000 Western and American Indian art works and artifacts. The facility also has the world's most extensive collection of American rodeo, photographs, barbed wire, saddlery, and early rodeo trophies. Museum collections focus on preserving and interpreting the heritage of the American West. The museum becomes an art gallery during the annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition and Sale each June. The Prix de West Artists sell original works of art as a fund raiser for the Museum. The expansion and renovation was designed by Curtis W. Fentress, FAIA, RIBA of Fentress Architects. It was established in 1955 as the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum, from an idea proposed by Chester A. Reynolds, to honor the cowboy and his era. Later that same year, the name was changed to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum. In 1960 the name was changed again to the "National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center." The American Association of Museums gave the museum full accreditation in 2000, the year the museum took on its present name. To maintain the memory of the founder, the
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    National Jewish Museum Sports Hall of Fame

    National Jewish Museum Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, in Commack, New York, is dedicated to honoring American Jewish sports figures who have distinguished themselves in sports. Its objective is to foster Jewish identity through athletics, and to commemorate sports heroes who have emerged from a people not commonly associated with sports. The Hall has inductees in auto-racing, baseball, basketball, bicycling, bowling, boxing, Canadian football, canoeing, cycling, discus, dressage, fencing, figure skating, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, horse showing, horse-racing, ice hockey, judo, karate, lacrosse, marathon running, pole vault, racquetball, rowing, rugby, shot put, skiing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track, triathlete, volleyball, weightlifting, and wrestling. It has also inducted authors, broadcasters, columnists, and sportscasters. The first annual induction ceremony was held on March 21, 1993. In addition to inducted Hall of Fame members, it presents periodic awards as follows: Awarded to Charles Altchek (soccer), Yael Averbuch (soccer), Cliff Bayer (fencing), Matt Bernstein (football), Shay Doron (basketball), Hayden Epstein (football), David Ettinger
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    New Jersey Inventor's Hall of Fame

    The New Jersey Inventor's Hall of Fame was established in 1987 to honor individuals and corporations in New Jersey for their inventions. Award recipients are recognized at the annual Award Banquet Dinner. The New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame operated from 1987 to 2002 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, from 2003 to 2007 with support from the Research and Development Council of New Jersey. Starting in 2008 it was under the aegis of Stevens Institute of Technology Office of Academic Entrepreneurship. In 2010, Greenberg Traurig became a co-sponsor of the organization.
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    Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame

    This is a list of ice hockey players of the USSR or Russia who were awarded either the title of Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR (until 1992) or this title's successor Honoured Master of Sports of Russia (since 1993) respectively. The first ice hockey player was awarded this title in 1948. Ice hockey players who were awarded this title are sometimes unofficially seen as members of "Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame" by the analogy with IIHF Hall of Fame of international hockey and Hockey Hall of Fame of Canadian professional hockey. (Year when the title was awarded)
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    Danish American Football Federation Hall of Fame

    The Danish American Football Federation (DAFF; Danish: Dansk Amerikansk Fodbold Forbund) is an American football organization in Denmark. Its headquarters are located in Brøndby. DAFF organizes Denmark's national American football team, which competes in the International Federation of American Football. Since 2000, DAFF has seen a huge increase in membership, influenced in by Danish television station TV2 Zulu broadcasts of National Football League (NFL) games on Sunday evenings. The sudden popularity of the sport in Denmark has been dubbed "the Zulu effect" after the name of the TV station. As of the 2007 season, Viasat obtained the rights to broadcast the NFL in Denmark on both 3+ and TV 2 Sport (Viasat owns 49 percent of TV 2 Sport). The popularity of American football in Denmark can also be attributed to the nation's interest in the long career of Danish placekicker Morten Andersen, the NFL's all-time leader in points. The Mermaid Bowl is the DAFF championship game, the Danish equivalent of the NFL's Super Bowl. The name is taken from the famous Little Mermaid, a symbol of Denmark. The first final, in 1988, was not played under the Mermaid Bowl name. DAFF opened the Danish
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    Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame is part of the Vapriikki Museum Centre in Tampere, Finland and was created in 1979 to honor those individuals who have contributed to Finnish ice hockey. The Hall has displays and memorabilia that depict the significant contributions of players, coaches, referees and other important figures in the sport. The Hall of Fame also inducts notable players, coaches, referees and other personalities, naming them Suomen Jääkiekkoleijona (hockey lions of Finland). The first inductees were honored in 1985 and are recorded with an inductee number. Currently, there are 172 inductees in the hall of fame. Starting from 2007, new inductees don't get numbers anymore.
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    Hockey Hall of Fame

    Hockey Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Hockey Hall of Fame is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it is both a museum and a hall of fame. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League (NHL) records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup. Originally in Kingston, Ontario, the Hockey Hall of Fame was first established in 1943 under the leadership of James T. Sutherland. The first class of honoured members was inducted in 1945, before the Hall of Fame had a permanent location. It moved to Toronto in 1958 after the NHL withdrew its support for the International Hockey Hall of Fame in Kingston, Ontario. Its first permanent building opened at Exhibition Place in 1961. In 1993, the Hall was relocated to a former Bank of Montreal building in Downtown Toronto, where it is presently located. An 18-person committee of players, coaches and others meets annually in June to select new honourees, who are inducted as players, builders or on-ice officials. In 2010, a subcategory was established for female players. The builders' category includes coaches, general managers, commentators, team owners and others who have helped build the game. Honoured members
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    International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, located in Oklahoma City, USA, is a hall of fame dedicated to honoring the achievements and contributions of the world's greatest competitors, coaches and authorities in artistic gymnastics. The early IGHOF was founded in 1972 by Frank Wells of the National Gymnastics Clinic. It had only one member, Olga Korbut, and disbanded in the late 1970s. The current museum was founded in 1986 by Glenn Sundby, publisher of the International Gymnast magazine. Initially located in Oceanside, California, it was moved into Oklahoma City in 1997. The museum is housed inside the Science Museum Oklahoma, formerly called the Omniplex.
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    Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame

    Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) and Museum is an American professional wrestling hall of fame and museum located in Amsterdam, New York. It was previously located in Schenectady, New York. Its purpose is to "preserve and promote the dignified history of professional wrestling and to enshrine and pay tribute to professional wrestlers who have advanced this national pastime in terms of athletics and entertainment." The Hall of Fame is thus not affiliated with any promotion.
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    Robot Hall of Fame

    The Robot Hall of Fame was established in 2003 by the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. It is designed to honor both achievements in robotics technology and robots from science fiction that have served as creative inspiration in robotics. The first induction ceremony was held at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh on November 10, 2003. The Robot Hall of Fame has a physical presence within the Roboworld exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center. Hailed as the largest permanent robotics exhibit in the United States, Roboworld allows guests to interact and learn about robots through different themed areas. The Hall of Fame features interactive exhibits developed by graduate students at Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center. The Robot Hall of Fame has started public voting for the 2012 inductees.
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    Toy Industry Hall of Fame

    Toy Industry Hall of Fame

    The Toy Industry Hall of Fame recognizes the contributions of toy-makers around the world. It is maintained by the Toy Industry Foundation, an arm of the US Toy Industry Association. Toy Industry Hall of Fame at the Toy Industry Association
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    United States Olympic Hall of Fame

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    The United States Olympic Hall of Fame is an honor roll of the top American Olympic athletes. The Hall of Fame was established by the United States Olympic Committee in 1979; the first members were inducted in 1983. Between 1992 and 2003, the Hall of Fame went dormant, with no induction of new members. In 2004, the honor was revived, and continued in 2005 when the 'Class of 2006' was selected. The current process for selecting inductees is two-staged. Fifteen finalists are selected by a nominating committee consisting of athletes, members of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, historians and USOC representatives. The inductees were then selected based on online voting at www.usolympicteam.com, with a requirement to select five individual athletes, one team, one Paralympian and one coach. When the inductees are announced, a veteran and a "special contributor" are also included. According to an October 2005 press release, 182 athletes, teams, and special contributors have been inducted as of that date. Another 10 inductees were added in 2006, and 14 more added in the 2008 class. In the past the Hall of Fame has sought to construct a museum, but construction has not begun due to a lack of
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    AIAS Hall of Fame

    Since 1998, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has annually inducted into its Hall of Fame video game developers that have made revolutionary and innovative achievements in the computer and video game industry.
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    California Hall of Fame

    California Hall of Fame

    Conceived by First Lady Maria Shriver, the California Hall of Fame was established at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts to honor individuals and families who embody California’s innovative spirit and have made their mark on history. Since 2006, the Museum has hosted an annual ceremony to induct roughly a dozen people per year. Inducted on December 6, 2006, the inaugural class: Ronald Reagan, César Chávez, Walt Disney, Amelia Earhart, Clint Eastwood, Frank Gehry, David D. Ho, M.D., Billie Jean King, John Muir, Sally K. Ride, Ph.D., Alice Walker and the Hearst and Packard Families were inducted into the California Hall of Fame. Inducted on December 5, 2007, the 2007 inductees: Ansel Adams, Milton Berle, Steve Jobs, Willie Mays, Robert Mondavi, Rita Moreno, Jackie Robinson, Jonas Salk, M.D., John Steinbeck, Elizabeth Taylor, Earl Warren, John Wayne, and Tiger Woods. Inducted on December 15, 2008, the 2008 inductees: Dave Brubeck, Jane Fonda, Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), Robert Graham, Quincy Jones, Jack LaLanne, Dorothea Lange, Julia Morgan, Jack Nicholson, Linus Pauling, Leland Stanford and Alice Waters. Inducted on December 1, 2009, the 2009 inductees: Carol
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    Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame was instituted in 1958 to recognize the career of former Cincinnati Reds players, managers and front-office executives. The Reds first teamed up with the Cincinnati Chapter of Commerce in 1958 to promote the inductions, which were voted on by Reds fans. Nevertheless, no induction took place in 1985, and starting in 1989, the discontinuation of the ceremonies lasted for nine years. In 1998, Reds executive John Allen revived the inductions and turned over voting to the local chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, which also votes annually for the team’s Most Valuable Player and pitcher. There is also a museum that opened September 25, 2004, next to Great American Ball Park. It has more than 15,000 square feet (1,400 m) of exhibit space on two floors and is open year-round. The museum showcases such unique items such as World Series trophies (from 1975, 1976 and 1990), the scorebook from the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings (baseball's first professional team), MVP trophies of Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan, a gallery of the Reds Hall of Fame plaques and other items. Rick Walls took over the role of museum executive director on August 1,
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    Scottish Sports Hall of Fame

    Scottish Sports Hall of Fame

    The Scottish Sports Hall of Fame is the national sports hall of fame in Scotland, initiated on St Andrew's Day (30 November) 2001. It is a joint project organised by sportscotland, the national governmental body for Scottish sport, and the National Museums of Scotland. It is also funded by BBC Scotland and donations from the general public. The patrons are Anne, Princess Royal, a notable supporter of the Scotland national rugby union team; First Minister Alex Salmond; and Formula One legend Jackie Stewart. The goal is to inspire new generations of Scottish sportspeople by creating a permanent home for the Hall of Fame in the Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. The permanent exhibition will consist of four major elements: The Sports Gallery at the Museum of Scotland was opened in 2006. To date there have been 5 rounds of inductions into the Hall of Fame: The men who pioneered the use of Scotland the Brave as the national anthem. Football managers and players:
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    Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey was established in 1988 to honor athletes, teams, events and contributors associated with the state of New Jersey. There is currently no physical site or structure for the hall, but its members are honored with plaques that are displayed at Izod Center (known as the Continental Airlines Arena until October 2007) — in the Meadowlands Sports Complex — in East Rutherford. The first group of members was inducted in May 1993. Inductees are honored in a public ceremony that takes place during New York Giants football games. 40°48′42″N 74°4′3″W / 40.81167°N 74.0675°W / 40.81167; -74.0675
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    College Baseball Hall of Fame

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    The National College Baseball Hall of Fame, located in Lubbock, Texas, is a museum operated by the College Baseball Foundation serving as the central point for the study of the history of college baseball in the United States. In partnership with the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library on the campus of Texas Tech University, the National College Baseball Hall of Fame inducts five former collegiate players and five former coaches in addition to two veteran players (from the pre-1947 era), annually. The College Baseball Foundation was formed in 2004 as a non-profit organization, with the dual aims of continuing the Brooks Wallace Award and creating a national college baseball hall of fame. The inaugural Wallace Award was bestowed in 2004, but the inaugural hall of fame induction class was not chosen until 2006. A permanent building is planned for the near future. The 2006 inaugural class for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame consisted of five former coaches and five former players. Every year thereafter, more players and coaches have been enshrined. Coaches become eligible after ending active collegiate career, not to include an active coach on a professional
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    New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

    The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1970 to honor outstanding athletes, teams and sport builders in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The facilities are located in the provincial capital city of Fredericton. Individuals: Team/Group inductees:
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    California Social Work Hall of Distinction

    The California Social Work Hall of Distinction was established in 2002 to honor those involved in bringing about the betterment of society and to ensure that the contributions of social work leaders, innovators and pioneers would be recognized and preserved for the future. The Hall of Distinction is located in the Montgomery Ross Fisher building on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California, and is maintained by the USC School of Social Work. The California Social Work Hall of Distinction was established by the California Social Welfare Archives, a non-profit organization formed in 1979 to collect materials that chronicle the history and diversity of social welfare in California, with an emphasis on Southern California. Initiated by the University of Southern California School of Social Work, the Archives is creating access points to its historical database at social work schools and key social service agencies throughout the State of California. Through 2006, there have been 44 honorees inducted into the California Social Work Hall of Distinction including Dana W. Bartlett, Emory Bogardus, Biddy Mason and Virginia Satir. A biography of
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    Canadian News Hall of Fame

    The Canadian News Hall of Fame is a museum that honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to journalism in Canada. The Hall of Fame is operated under the auspices of the Toronto Press Club and is housed within the Ontario Club at 30 Wellington St. W. in Toronto. An important person who chose honourees was Gordon Donaldson (before his 2001 death), and his choices received some media attention. The Hall of Fame was established in 1965.
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    Bay County Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Bay County Sports Hall of Fame (est. 1990 in Bay City, Michigan) is a non-profit organization dedicated to residents and natives of Bay County who have achieved greatness in any sport. The organization holds an annual banquet to honor its yearly inductees, which each year include a handful of individuals as well as one or two entire sports teams. A small scholarship is also awarded to one outstanding student-athlete from each major high school in the county. The current President is O. J. Cunningham, Jr. A spontaneous 1989 meeting of Bay City locals Denny Hayes, Dave Rogers, and Jerry Spencer led to the creation of the organization, inspired by murals of local athletes that had been painted in a Bay City tavern. A larger group began to gather in the Bay County Community Center, and the original by-laws were written in 1990. The first induction ceremony was held in October 1991. A screening committee selects a group of between 25 and 40 candidates for consideration, which have been submitted by the public throughout the previous year. Files detailing the qualifications of each candidate are reviewed by the committee and a list of 25 names are placed on the official ballot. This
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    Gillingham F.C. Hall of Fame

    Gillingham F.C. Hall of Fame

    The Gillingham F.C. Hall of Fame was devised in 2008. The initial series of articles, containing the first set of nominees, was published in the club's match day magazine throughout the 2008/09 season, written by Gillingham fan Chris Ray. 21 men associated with the club's past were interviewed, with five inductees to be decided by a fan vote. Jimmy Scarth and John Simpson, both of whom had already died, were also profiled. Following the re-run of the articles via the club's official website, the first five players to be elected were chosen in July 2009. Although the club announced at the time that one new inductee would be decided by the same fan vote process every year, no new inductees have been announced to date. Upon learning of his admission into the Hall of Fame, Bruce said: “I have great memories of my time at the club and would like to thank everyone involved during my time there and for the support I’ve had since. To be voted into the Gillingham Hall of Fame, particularly by supporters, is a great honour.” Hessenthaler commented, “I’ve always had a special bond with the fans and even now I stop and have some great conversations with them about past games and memories.
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    Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

    Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame is a sports museum and hall of fame in New Castle, Indiana. It honors men and women associated with high school, college and professional basketball in Indiana. The organization was founded in 1962 in Indianapolis, and opened in New Castle in June 1990.
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    National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

    National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

    The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is a Hall of Fame and museum for sprint car drivers, owners, mechanics, builders, manufacturers, promoters, sanctioning officials and media members. The museum, which is open seven days a week, year-round, is located in Knoxville, Iowa, USA, the home of the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway. The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Iowa on April 25, 1986, for the sole purpose of preserving the history of the sport of sprint car racing and honoring its greatest achievers. It is currently in its twentieth full year of being open to the public. The $1.7-million facility, located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, officially opened on January 4, 1992. The first floor of the four-story structure features the Donald Lamberti National Sprint Car Museum, a museum store and the administrative offices. The museum currently has twenty-five (25) restored ‘big cars’, supermodifieds and sprint cars on loan. The 8,000-square-foot (740 m) exhibit space also contains displays of trophies, paintings, photos, plaques, helmets and other memorabilia
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    United States Show Jumping Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Show Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum is an American organization located at facilities at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. It came into existence in 1989 as a means to pay homage to the people and horses who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of show jumping.
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    German Ice Hockey Hall of Fame

    German Ice Hockey Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The German Ice Hockey Hall of Fame, was founded in 1988 and is located in Augsburg, Germany. The Hall serves to honor those individuals who have contributed to the sport of hockey in the Germany and has displays and memorabilia depicting the significant contributions of players, coaches, referees and other important figures in the sport.
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    Ipswich Town F.C. Hall of Fame

    Ipswich Town F.C. Hall of Fame

    This is a list of footballers who have been inducted into Ipswich Town's Hall of Fame. The inaugural members were selected in 2007 by a ballot of former Ipswich players.
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    National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame

    National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame and museum for midget cars. The Hall of Fame is located at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, and can be accessed during weekly Sunday races during the summer. There were 119 inductees after the 2006 induction ceremony.
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    North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame

    The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame was established in February 1963, with the support of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, "to honor those persons who by excellence of their activities in or connected with the world of sports have brought recognition and esteem to themselves and to the State of North Carolina." The Hall of Fame inducted its first five members in December of that year. Since that time, the inductees, elected annually, have donated mementos of their sports careers to the Hall of Fame. In 1969 the Charlotte Coliseum agreed to display these objects in the corridor of the building, hoping to eventually expand the building to include a room dedicated to the Hall of Fame. The expansion never occurred, however, and in 1981 the objects moved to the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. In 1994 a 4,000-square-foot (370 m²) permanent exhibit titled North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame opened at the museum. Visitors to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame can see such artifacts as Richard Petty’s race car, North Carolina State University basketball coach Jim Valvano’s warm-up suit, Arnold Palmer’s Ryder Cup golf bag, Meadowlark Lemon’s Harlem Globetrotters
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    Vegetarian Hall of Fame

    The Vegetarian Hall of Fame is an award presented by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS), in recognition of individuals who have made significant contributions to the vegetarian movement. The award is usually presented at the annual NAVS Summerfest. Past recipients include:
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    World Boxing Hall of Fame

    The World Boxing Hall of Fame (WBHF) is located in Riverside, California, United States, in Southern California. The WBHF is one of two recognized international boxing halls of fame with the other being the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF), with the IBHOF being the more widely recognized institution. The WBHF was founded by Everett L. Sanders in 1980. Since its inception, the WBHF has not had a permanent location or museum, which has allowed the more recent IBHOF to garner more publicity and prestige. In 2005 the WBHF created a partnership with the 121-year-old Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles, where it will establish its permanent home. It opened a "Walk of Fame" museum in 2006. Its annual ceremony is held in October. Inductees traditionally received a plaque and a medallion, as well as miscellaneous mementoes. Starting in 2004, a 12-inch tall bronze sculpture, entitled "The Prizefighter", designed by artist and boxing trainer Steven Harpst, is given to each inductee, along with the medallion. A souvenir program is given to all attendees. Professional boxers have to wait five years after retirement to be eligible for election into the Hall of Fame. A B C
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    Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

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    The Australian Cricket Hall of Fame is a part of the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum in the National Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This Hall of Fame commemorates the greatest Australian cricketers of all time. The Australian Cricket Hall of Fame was an idea conceived by the Melbourne Cricket Club to honour Australia's legendary cricketers. It was inaugurated on 6 December 1996 by the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard. The hall of fame opened with 10 inaugural members. As of April 2010, it comprises 32 members in all. New members are inducted every year at the Allan Border Medal night. The following criteria are referred to for induction into the hall of fame. The selection committee comprises the former General Manager of Melbourne Cricket Club, Dr. John Lill, former Australian Test captains, Richie Benaud and Bill Lawry, the chief of the Australian Cricket Board and media representatives.
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    Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame

    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. 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. The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 29 April 1988.
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    Birmingham Walk of Stars

    Birmingham Walk of Stars

    The Broad Street Walk of Stars is an installation on the pedestrian pavement on Broad Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom. It is of a similar style to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. It is funded by the Broad Street Business Improvement District. The criteria for a person to have their star added to the walk include that they must have performed at one of Birmingham's major venues such as the International Convention Centre (ICC), National Indoor Arena (NIA), Symphony Hall and The Rep theatre. They must also be originally from the area or have prominent links with Birmingham and the Midlands region. The walk honours the residents of the city who have made a significant contribution in the categories of music, television, film, radio, theatre, sport, business and literacy. The idea for a Walk of Fame style tribute was first thought of by a local Birmingham man Garry Raybould, who then approached the Broad Street Business Improvement District who developed the idea and created the name Broad Street Walk of Stars together with a brand and registration of the original website, www.walkofstars.co.uk which quickly became very popular and was chosen by Radio 2 as
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    Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

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    The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is a museum located in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada. The museums commemorates great players, teams, and accomplishments of baseball in Canada. The museum was founded in October 1983 in Toronto at Exhibition Place and later moved to Ontario Place theme park. In 1994, it moved to St. Marys. It is dedicated to preserving Canada's baseball heritage which dates back to June 4, 1838, when a game closely resembling today's baseball was played in Beachville, Ontario. The Hall gained some major attention when Pete Rose became eligible for earning his 4,000th hit with the Montreal Expos. However Rose has yet to be elected to the Hall. Since opening, 90 members have been inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. It includes professional ballplayers, amateurs, builders and honorary members who have helped popularize the sport in Canada. In addition, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame also gives out the Tip O'Neill Award annually to the baseball player "judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to the highest ideals of the game of baseball." The Hall of Fame also awards the Jack Graney Award for
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    Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

    The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is a Canadian charitable organization, founded in 1994, that honours Canadians who have contributed to the understanding of disease and improving the health of people. It has a museum in London, Ontario, and has an annual induction ceremony.
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    Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame

    The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame was founded in 1993 by Lee Abrahamson and Gary Magwood assisted by Len Coates to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of the Canadian motorsport community. The inaugural induction ceremony was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, August 19, 1993, and has been held annually since. Since the founding, the organization has grown, developed and matured into a national charitable institution, the Canadian Automotive Collection, operated by a volunteer Board of Directors in trust for all Canadian motorsport fans. In addition to the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame and the annual Induction Gala, the Canadian Automotive Collection operates a museum and an archives at 40 Carl Hall Road at Parc Downsview Park in Toronto, as well as the website, Canadian Automotive Collection. A new museum at 39 Carl Hall Road is under construction, and will be called the Canadian Motorsport Heritage Museum. In 2010 the name will officially change to The Canadian Motorsport Heritage Foundation to better describe the mandate of the organization. Its mission statement is to be "Canada's leading collection of racing vehicles and primary source of
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    Circus Hall of Fame

    Circus Hall of Fame

    Wallace Circus and American Circus Corporation Winter Quarters, also known as Peru Circus Farm or Valley Farms, is located in Peru, Indiana. It was associated with the Wallace Circus. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The site is now the home of the International Circus Hall of Fame, which honors important figures in circus history. The museum exhibits posters, wagons and models, including a miniature replica of the 1934 Hagenbeck Wallace Circus. The museum is open from May through October. The International Circus Hall of Fame also hosts the seasonal Big Top Circus, a professional circus with performers from around the world.
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    Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame

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    The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame was the first hall of fame built to honor a single professional American football team. After receiving approval from coach Vince Lombardi, William L. Brault, a Green Bay restaurateur and Packers fan, founded the Hall of Fame in 1966. The "Hall" started off as a series of exhibits displayed in the concourse of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, although it was not a permanent residence, as the exhibits had to be removed each autumn to make room for the Green Bay Bobcats hockey team, which played its home games at the Arena. In 1967, the Packer Hall of Fame Association, a separate corporate entity from the team, was founded and annual induction banquets were subsequently launched in 1970. The Hall did not become a permanent site until 1976 when its new home, an addition to the Brown County Veterans Arena, was formally dedicated on April 3, 1976, by President Gerald R. Ford. Over the next 26 years, the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame encountered many expansions and renovations. In 2003, renovations to Lambeau Field provided a new home within the new Lambeau Field Atrium for the Hall. Packers legends Bart Starr and Ron Wolf rededicated the Hall
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    Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

    Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

    The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is a museum in Goshen, New York. The museum collects and preserves the history of harness racing and serves as a hall of fame for The American Standardbred horse. Orange County is the birthplace of Hambletonian 10, the ancestor of all American Standardbred horses, and many of the early Hambletonian races were held in Goshen at the Good Time Park mile track. Established in 1838, the neighboring half-mile Historic Track is a National Historic Landmark, the oldest harness horse track still in use in the United States. Stables still operate on the grounds and races are held annually. The museum opened in 1951, during Goshen's Hambletonian Stake era. The half-timber building that houses the museum was built as a stable in 1913. It houses artwork by famous equine artists and racing memorabilia dating back to the start of trotting. Exhibits include more than 1,700 paintings, lithographs and sculptures, 19,300 photographs, hundreds of drivers' uniforms, 75 sulkies, over 1,000 trophies, 59 sulkies and 7 carts, and a preserved stable which serves as a walk-through display case for racing equipment. The museum also maintains a research library with
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    IIHF Hall of Fame

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    The IIHF Hall of Fame is a hall of fame which was established by the International Ice Hockey Federation in 1997, when 30 individuals were inducted at the world championships in Helsinki. A new group of players and builders have been inducted each year since then. The IIHF Hall of Fame is located at the Hockey Hall of Fame, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. An induction ceremony is held every year. During the ceremony, the Paul Loicq Award is presented. The Paul Loicq Award is presented by the IIHF to a person who has made "outstanding contributions to the IIHF and international ice hockey".
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    International Rugby Hall of Fame

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    The International Rugby Hall of Fame (IRHOF) is a hall of fame for rugby union. It was created in 1997 in New Zealand and is run as a charitable trust with an address at Chiswick in London. Most of the trustees are also inductees. IRHOF accepts new inductees every two years. Most inductees are former players, but others who have contributed to the game are eligible. Serge Blanco Danie Craven Gareth Edwards Mark Ella Mike Gibson Barry John Willie John McBride Colin Meads Cliff Morgan George Nepia Frik du Preez Tony O'Reilly Hugo Porta Jean-Pierre Rives JPR Williams Gerald Davies Morne du Plessis Nick Farr-Jones Andy Irvine Carwyn James Jack Kyle Brian Lochore Philippe Sella Wavell Wakefield Wilson Whineray Gordon Brown David Campese Ken Catchpole Don Clarke Mervyn Davies Sean Fitzpatrick Michael Lynagh Bill McLaren, commentator Hennie Muller Jean Prat Bill Beaumont Gavin Hastings Tim Horan Michael Jones Ian Kirkpatrick John Kirwan Jo Maso Syd Millar Fred Allen Phil Bennett André Boniface Naas Botha John Eales Grant Fox Dave Gallaher Martin Johnson Ian McGeechan Gwyn Nicholls Francois Pienaar Keith Wood Ieuan Evans Danie
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    Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame

    Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame

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    The Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (野球体育博物館, Yakyū Taiiku Hakubutsukan) is a museum which includes a library, reference rooms and Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame (野球殿堂, Yakyū Dendō). It first opened in 1959 next door to Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. In 1988, the museum moved to a new site within the Tokyo Dome. The Hall of Fame and Museum was created as a means to contribute to the development of baseball in Japan through dedication of baseball greats—players, executives, and umpires—as Hall of Famers. In addition, the facility houses many memorable baseball materials including various kinds of baseball literature.
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    Michigan Walk of Fame

    The Michigan Walk of Fame, styled on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, will honor Michigan residents, past or present, who have made significant contributions to the state or nation. Located along central Lansing's Washington Square, it aims to be the first comprehensive Walk of Fame in the nation to honor the contributions of its residents on a statewide basis. Each year nominations are accepted by people from around the state and nation. The first group of Michigan Walk of Fame's inductees were honored on May 25, 2006 during Michigan Week. The 2006 inductees were announced on March 14 and twelve more will be added annually. Stevie Wonder, Helen Thomas, Jeff Daniels, Dick Ford (Gerald Ford's brother), and many others attended the May 25 event to be formally inducted, AP News Article The second group of inductees were announced in fall 2007 and the third group of inductees are currently being considered from over 500 nominations. As of January 2012, no more inductees have been added.
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    Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

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    The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is a Hall of Fame and museum for American motorsports legends. It was originally located in Novi, Michigan and it moved to the Detroit Science Center in 2009. The museum hosts over forty motorports-related vehicles. The collection is constantly changing. There are exhibits and displays of racing personalities, vehicles, and memorabilia. Eligibility for induction is extended to "any person who has driven, piloted, owned, designed, built, supported, maintained, prepared or promoted motorized vehicles in pursuit of speed, distance or other records." An inductee must either be retired for at least three years, or engaged in the top level for their area of motorsports for at least twenty years. A panel of prior inductees, historians, journalists, and retired competitors vote for the final selections. Inductees receive the "Horsepower" trophy upon induction held annually in August. + Person inducted under special rule. Usually, an inductee must have been retired for at least three years in their field. However, inductees may also have been engaged at the top level of his or her area of motorsports for at least 20 years, and if that is the case, the
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    National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

    • Discipline: Sports
    The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York and operated by private interests. It serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, displays baseball-related artifacts and exhibits, and honors those who have excelled in playing, managing, and serving the sport. The Hall's motto is "Preserving History, Honoring Excellence, Connecting Generations." The word Cooperstown is often used as shorthand (or a metonym) for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Hall of Fame was dedicated on June 12, 1939. Stephen Carlton Clark was owner of a local hotel and sought to bring tourists to Cooperstown, which had been suffering economically when the Great Depression significantly reduced the local tourist trade and Prohibition devastated the local hops industry. His granddaughter, Jane Forbes Clark, is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors. The erroneous claim that U.S. Civil War hero Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown, a claim made by former National League president Abraham G. Mills and his 1905 Mills
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    National Inventors Hall of Fame

    National Inventors Hall of Fame

    The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) is a U.S. not-for-profit organization dedicated to recognizing, honoring and encouraging invention and creativity through the administration of its programs. The Hall of Fame honors Americans responsible for great technological advances that make human, social and economic progress possible. As of 2012 there were 470 inductees. New inductee announcements are made in mid-February. The National Inventors Hall of Fame was founded in 1973 on the initiative of H. Hume Mathews, then chairman of the National Council of Patent Law Associations (now called the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations). The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office became a cosponsor of the NIHF the following year. Originally housed in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Hall outgrew its location and moved to Akron, Ohio. The Hall of Fame building in Akron, which also housed hands-on interactive exhibits, opened to the public in 1995 under the name Inventure Place. In 2002 the name was changed to the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum. In 2008 the NIHF was closed in Akron and reopened in Alexandria. The building in Akron is currently used by the
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    National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame

    The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame, in the Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga, New York, was established in 1986 and is the only museum in the nation dedicated entirely to dance. It contains photographs, videos, artifacts, costumes and biographies. The museum is located in the former Washington Bath House and was founded in 1986 by Marylou Whitney. It is related to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and also provides dance classes and master classes through the Lewis A. Swyer School for the Arts, which hosts the New York State Summer School of the Arts during the months of July and August. The mission of the NMD is to cultivate, promote, foster and develop amongst its members and the community at large, the appreciation, understanding, taste and love of dance and its history, and to provide the means for popular instruction and enjoyment thereof; to collect, classify, preserve and protect records, articles and subjects of historic interest; to select, annually, one or more individuals, corporations, dance companies, associations or other institutions as honorees to be named in the National Museum of Dance Hall of Fame. The Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of
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    National Softball Hall of Fame

    National Softball Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum is a softball museum located in Oklahoma City's Adventure District. It includes the Don E. Porter Hall of Fame Stadium, home to the World Cup of Softball and the annual Women's College World Series. The Amateur Softball Association operates the National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum. On 17 February 2007, the British Softball Federation enshrined 12 members into its inaugural Hall of Fame. Members included players Kate Allen, GB manager/player Mark Berman, the late umpire Dave Allen, and Natalie Fox.
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    Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame

    The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame was founded in 1996 by the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society and the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas. Each year, the Hall of Fame honors four individuals on the basis of their continued excellence and long-term contribution to the science fiction and fantasy field. Two inductees are living contributors and two are posthumous. Until 2005, the inductees were selected by a committee including Robin Wayne Bailey, James Gunn (author), Joe Haldeman, and several other science fiction and fantasy scholars. Inductees were announced at the ConQuesT science-fiction convention on Memorial Day weekend in Kansas City. The honorees were officially inducted into the Hall of Fame during the Awards Banquet at the University of Kansas during the Campbell Conference. The Conference is the focal point of a weekend of discussions about the writing, illustration, publishing, teaching, and criticism of science fiction. 2004 was the last year the Hall of Fame ceremonies took place during the Campbell Conference. Beginning in 2005, only the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial
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    Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame

    Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame

    The Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame is an American museum and hall of fame, it is located at Safeco Field in the SoDo district of downtown Seattle. Seattle Mariners former chairman and CEO John Ellis announced on June 14, 1997 the creation of a Mariners Hall of Fame. It is operated by the Seattle Mariners organization. It honors the players, staff and other individuals that greatly contributed to the history and success of the Mariners franchise. It is located at the Baseball Museum of the Pacific Northwest in Safeco Field. Inductees are selected on the criteria that they spent at least five seasons in a Mariners uniform and have been retired from baseball for two seasons. Inductees include Alvin Davis, Dave Niehaus, Jay Buhner, Edgar Martínez, Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson. Davis, who batted left-handed and threw right-handed, played college baseball at Arizona State. He broke into the majors with the Mariners in 1984 and remained there until 1992. Well liked by Mariners fans, Davis held most of the franchise's offensive team records until the advent of Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez and Alex Rodriguez. He burst onto the major league scene in 1984, homering in his first two
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    St. Louis Walk of Fame

    The St. Louis Walk of Fame honors notable people from St. Louis, Missouri, who made contributions to 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 2007, the walk consisted of 116 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 kilometres) 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. Anyone can submit a nomination by mail by supplying basic identification information as well as a description of the nominee's
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    Taekwondo Hall of Fame

    The Taekwondo Hall of Fame ® (TKDHOF) is an international organization of technical advisors who are themselves members of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), and other major taekwondo entities. The technical advisors are responsible for identifying, recognizing and honoring persons and groups who have significantly contributed to the development, growth, and advancement of taekwondo as a martial art and global sport. The Taekwondo[Hall of Fame® headquarters is located in New Jersey, USA, with technical advisory staff located in Korea, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Afghanistan, Russia, Ireland and India. For example, Senior Master Kavanagh of Ireland was appointed as an advisor (representing Ireand and Spain) at the 2011 Awards Ceremony and Banquet held at KUKKIWON World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea on August 25th. Kim Pyung Soo, a 10th-degree black belt and founder of the Chayon Ryu style who has been featured in Taekwondo Times magazine and Black Belt magazine, is the Senior Technical advisor in the United States. Kim Pyung Soo was inducted into the Hall of Fame and received the "Journalist-Historian of the Year" award.
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    Texas Film Hall of Fame

    The Texas Film Hall of Fame, which operates under the auspices of the Austin Film Society, was co-founded in 2001 by Louis Black, the editor of the Austin Chronicle, and Evan Smith, Editor-In-Chief and CEO of The Texas Tribune and former editor of Texas Monthly. For the first 11 years, the gala celebration was held at Austin Studios, the site of the city's onetime municipal airport now converted into film production studios. In 2012, the Awards will be held in downtown Austin at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. The Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards honors Texans who've made a significant contribution to film or filmmaking, as well as non-Texans who've made significant strides in the advancement of the Texas film industry. Classic Texas films are also honored, with a member of the cast or crew accepting on behalf of his colleagues. In 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005, the gala was emceed by Ann Richards, the former governor of Texas, who died on September 13, 2006. The 2007 gala commemorated her death by celebrating her life and her passion for film, emceed by New York columnist and 2001 Inductee Liz Smith.
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    United States Hockey Hall of Fame

    United States Hockey Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The United States Hockey Hall of Fame was established in 1973 with the goal of preserving the rich history of ice hockey in the United States while recognizing the extraordinary contributions of select players, coaches, administrators, officials and teams. It is located in Eveleth, an iron mining suburb of Virginia, a county seat in northeastern Minnesota. With the three-member induction Class of 2012, there are now 156 enshrined members consisting of 98 players, 26 coaches, 24 administrators, two players/administrators, one referee, one physician, one media member and three teams. New members are inducted annually based on their contributions to hockey in the United States during the course of their careers. Each year, nominations are solicited by USA Hockey from those willing to substantiate the candidacy of a particular individual or team for induction from Jan. 1 through March 31. All nominations are forwarded to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee for review. After a thorough evaluation of each candidate, the selection committee conducts a vote to select the newest members of the Hall of Fame. The United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum, the "National Shrine of
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    Walhalla temple

    Walhalla temple

    The Walhalla is a hall of fame that honors laudable and distinguished Germans, famous personalities in German history — politicians, sovereigns, scientists and artists of the German tongue". The hall is housed in a neo-classical building above the Danube River, east of Regensburg, in Bavaria, Germany. The Walhalla is named for Valhalla of Norse mythology. It was conceived in 1807 by Crown Prince Ludwig, who built it upon ascending the throne of Bavaria as King Ludwig I. Construction took place between 1830 and 1842, under the supervision of architect Leo von Klenze. The memorial displays some 65 plaques and 130 busts of persons, covering 2,000 years of history — the earliest person honored is Arminius, victor at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (9 AD). By 1806, Napoleon's First French Empire had annexed German lands along the Rhine River and the North Sea, and Central German states formed the Confederation of the Rhine, which sided with Napoleon. Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, then formally dissolved the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation and instead styled himself Emperor of Austria. The War of the Fourth Coalition pitted German forces on both sides against each other, and
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    Welsh Sports Hall of Fame

    • Discipline: Sports
    The Welsh Sports Hall of Fame (WSHF) is a charitable organization created to commemorate the sporting achievements and preserve the artifacts of Welsh athletes. It was established in 1980 from the memorabilia collection of Welsh radio commentator G. V. Wynne-Jones. Since 1990, inductees to the hall have been chosen annually by a trustees committee comprising representatives from athletics, media, universities and museums. The organization has also given awards to individuals for outstanding contribution to Welsh sport. The Hall of Fame previously was on permanent exhibition at the Museum of Welsh Life. In 2009, it was announced a permanent exhibition would be housed at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. The committee of trustees is chaired by Lord Brooks of Tremorfa.
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    World Poker Tour Walk of Fame

    The World Poker Tour Walk of Fame is designed to honor those poker players who have played the game well at the highest levels as well as those who have promoted the spread of it through film, television, and literature. In February 2004, the World Poker Tour Walk of Fame inducted its first members at the Commerce Casino in a ceremony before top pros and celebrities in town for the World Poker Tour Invitational Poker Tournament. The induction ceremony was staged on the doorstep of Commerce Casino. No new players have been inducted since 2004. The original inductees were Doyle Brunson, Gus Hansen and James Garner.
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