On December 22, 1989, Communist President of Romania Nicolae Ceaușescu was overthrown by Ion Iliescu after days of bloody confrontations. The deposed dictator and his wife fled Bucharest with a helicopter as protesters erupted in cheers. By: Redactor Washington Resigns Rock and Rebellion Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website 3 + = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.