What Happened on April 28, 1987

Historical Events

  • American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.
  • NBA announces expansion to Charlotte NC & Miami Fla in 1988 & Minneapolis Minn & Orlando Fla in 1989
  • NFL Draft: University of Miami quarterback Vinny Testaverde first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Famous Birthdays

  • Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Indian actress (Neethaane En Ponvasantham), born in Madras, India

Famous Deaths

  • Åke Olof Sebastian Uddén, Swedish violist, composer and educator (Royal College Of Music, 1934-70), dies at 84
  • Ben Linder, American engineer, murdered by Contras in Nicaragua at 27
1987 Highlights

About April 28, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
  • UK #1 Song: La Isla Bonita - Madonna