June 16

Originally published on June 16, 2004.
Last updated on June 5, 2016.

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June 16 is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining until the end of the year.
1997 Black Sabbath’s Sabotage album was certified Gold by the RIAA.

RIAA Gold Certification — 500,000 units

RIAA Gold Certification — 500,000 units

On June 16, 1997, Black Sabbath’s Sabotage album was certified Gold (sales of 500,000 units) by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Sabotage was released in the United States on the Warner Bros label on July 28, 1975.

It was released in the United Kingdom on August 1, 1975 and certified Silver (sales of 60,000 units) by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) on December 1, 1975.

Black Sabbath’s Sabotage (1975)

Black Sabbath’s Sabotage (1975)

Among other awards, Sabotage is generally considered to have some of the worst album cover art of all time.

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