Joe Davis

1901 - 1978

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Joseph Davis (15 April 1901 – 10 July 1978) was an English professional snooker and English billiards player. He was the dominant figure in snooker from the 1920s to the 1950s and has been credited with inventing aspects of the way the game is now played, such as break-building. With equipment manufacturer Bill Camkin, he drove the creation of the World Snooker Championship by persuading the Billiards Association and Control Council to recognise an official professional snooker championship in 1927. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Davis has received more than 503,026 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Joe Davis is the 6,481st most popular politician (up from 6,716th in 2019), the 1,411th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,408th in 2019) and the 227th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Joe Davis ranks 6,481 out of 15,710Before him are Adolph John I, Count Palatine of Kleeburg, Jan Zamoyski, García Fernández of Castile, Anton Korošec, Bairam Khan, and Marien Ngouabi. After him are Maxwell D. Taylor, Alois Eliáš, Antalcidas, George Wallace, Hor, and Jonas Furrer.

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Among people born in 1901, Joe Davis ranks 90Before him are Alexander Fadeyev, Chen Yi, Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, Miklós Nyiszli, George Gallup, and Margarete Buber-Neumann. After him are Maxwell D. Taylor, Ub Iwerks, Jean Prouvé, Marino Marini, Michel Leiris, and Melvyn Douglas. Among people deceased in 1978, Joe Davis ranks 66Before him are Pablo Dorado, Hubert Humphrey, Lilya Brik, Gaston Julia, Jean Améry, and Jack L. Warner. After him are Philibert Tsiranana, Prince Nicholas of Romania, José Manuel Moreno, Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, Max Mallowan, and George Maciunas.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joe Davis ranks 1,411 out of 6,924Before him are Edward Fox (1937), Julian Bream (1933), Stevie Young (1956), Arthur Tansley (1871), Ronald Colman (1891), and David Purley (1945). After him are Richard J. Roberts (1943), Edward Young (1683), Joseph Boxhall (1884), Rupert Sheldrake (1942), Henry Pelham (1694), and Frederic Bartlett (1886).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Joe Davis ranks 227Before him are John Bowring (1792), Chris Patten (1944), Ceawlin of Wessex (600), Katharine, Duchess of Kent (1933), Arthur Drewry (1891), and Blanche of Lancaster (1345). After him are Henry Pelham (1694), Mark of Cornwall (480), Herbert Pitman (1877), William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708), Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin (1766), and Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1565).