On This Day

What Happened on April 28, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 Deaths

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