What Happened on April 28, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1987 NFL Draft: Vinny Testaverde from University of Miami first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Linder, development worker, murdered by Contras in Nicaragua