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Davis, Joe

Born: 1901 AD
Died: 1978 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Athlete

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.