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Joe Davis
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Born in Whitwell, Derbyshire
Born on 15th of April 1901
Died on 10th of July 1978

Born 1901. Died 1978 - English billards and snooker champion.


Took up billiards at age of ten. In 1927 won the first world professional snooker championship. In 1955 made maximum snooker break of 147. Awarded OBE in 1963.

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