The Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is an annual event that normally takes place during the 1st weekend in August every year. This ceremony originally began in 1963 and today's event is the 52nd annual event. When the 1st ceremony was held in 1963 a total of 17 retired NFL players were inducted. Players are selected by a 44-person Committee that meets every year at the time and location of that year's Super Bowl. The rules for induction is a player, coach or football related figure must not have participated anytime in the previous 5 years. Enshrinement is limited to between 4 and 7 players each year.