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Davis, Joe

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Born: 1901 AD
Died: 1978 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Athlete

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1901 - Born on the 15th of April in Whitwell, Derbyshire, England. He was an English professional player of billiards and later snooker.

1914 - Won the Chesterfield Championship aged 13.

1919 - He became a professional billiards player at the age of 18.

1926 - He reached his first World Billiards final.

1927 - 1946 - Became the world snooker champion.

1928 - 1933 - He was the World Professional Billiards Champion.

1940 - He won against Fred in the world championship final 37-36.

1950 - Achieved his first maximum break in snooker of 147 in an exhibition match at Leicester Square Hall, the country's Mecca for billiards enthusiasts.

1963 - He was awarded the OBE.

1978 - Died on 10th of July two months after collapsing while watching his brother play Perrie Mans in world snooker championship semi-final.



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