Joe Davis

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Joe Davis (15 April 1901 – 10 July 1978) was a British snooker player. He was born in Whitewell, Derbyshire, England. He died in Hampshire.

Davis was the world snooker champion from 1927 until his retirement in 1946. He turned professional in the year 1919. He scored 689 century breaks. He held the world title for a maximum break of 147.

Davis was awarded the order of the British Empire in 1963. He was known as the "grand old man". He was the world champion 15 times.