Dennis Taylor

1949 - Today

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Dennis Taylor (born 19 January 1949) is a Northern Irish retired professional snooker player and current commentator. He is best known for winning the 1985 World Snooker Championship, where he defeated the defending champion Steve Davis in a final widely recognised as one of the most famous matches in professional snooker history. Despite losing the first eight frames, Taylor recovered to win 18–17 in a dramatic duel on the last black ball. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dennis Taylor has received more than 981,073 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Dennis Taylor is the 12th most popular snooker (up from 13th in 2019), the 4,579th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,517th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Snooker.

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Among snookers, Dennis Taylor ranks 12 out of 56Before him are Ray Reardon, Jimmy White, Mark Selby, Mark Williams, John Pulman, and Neil Robertson. After him are Judd Trump, Marco Fu, Shaun Murphy, Paul Hunter, Stuart Bingham, and Peter Ebdon.

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Among people born in 1949, Dennis Taylor ranks 536Before him are Jean Petit, Rakesh Roshan, Boy Hayje, Owen Arthur, Shusaku Hirasawa, and Ishenbai Kadyrbekov. After him are Marc Garneau, Hildegard Falck, Erwin Kremers, Mavuba Mafuila, Roy Bittan, and Rod Temperton.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Dennis Taylor ranks 4,579 out of 7,765Before him are Carmen Ejogo (1973), Malcolm Gladwell (1963), Dave Hill (1946), Neil Innes (1944), David Platt (1966), and Teddy Sinclair (1986). After him are Lily Allen (1985), John Castle (1940), Douglas Hurd (1930), Bernard Pyne Grenfell (1869), Archibald Geikie (1835), and Richard Briers (1934).

Among SNOOKERS In United Kingdom

Among snookers born in United Kingdom, Dennis Taylor ranks 11Before him are John Higgins (1975), Ray Reardon (1932), Jimmy White (1962), Mark Selby (1983), Mark Williams (1975), and John Pulman (1923). After him are Judd Trump (1989), Shaun Murphy (1982), Paul Hunter (1978), Stuart Bingham (1976), Peter Ebdon (1970), and Terry Griffiths (1947).