|Category 1 hurricane SSHWS|
|Formed||October 13, 1968|
|Dissipated||October 21, 1968|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 140 km/h (85 mph) |
|Damage||$1.42 billion (8.7 USD)|
|Areas affected||Cuba, Southeastern United States (Florida landfall), Nova Scotia|
|Part of the 1968 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Gladys was the first Atlantic hurricane to be observed each by the Hurricane Hunters, radar imagery, and photographs from space. The seventh named storm and fifth hurricane of the 1968 season, Gladys formed on October 13 in the western Caribbean from a broad disturbance related to a tropical wave.